Extended Day & Kindergarten
By the third year of the Montessori cycle, children are invited to stay for either Extended Day or Kindergarten, depending on their age and readiness. The Extended Day and Kindergarten class is held between 12:30pm and 3:00pm. Students will matriculate from Extended Day into Kindergarten or to first grade after completion of Kindergarten. This is a rich, full and advanced experience that builds upon the previous two years. These programs naturally provide students with a wonderful foundation for future learning. Students have the opportunity to model leadership, explore a full range of materials in the morning and to work in an intimate and respectful setting in the afternoon. Their achievements of self-knowledge, self-direction and their sense of self in the community, are established in the third year of the Primary program.
Our Extended Day and Kindergarten programs allow children to work individually and in groups on deeper investigations in language, mathematics, science, geography and history. During the year, children have greater opportunities to practice tasks that require stamina, concentration, and cognitive as well as physical skills. The core of the curriculum includes the Montessori math sequence and the creative writing process.