A typical day in a Montessori classroom involves practical life, sensorial activities, language arts, mathematics, music and art appreciation, and social studies/geography activities. Below are explanations of these activities. Independent study is encouraged during these exercises

  • Practical Life – Real life activities help to develop concentration, coordination, independence, and order.
  • Sensorial – The five senses are stimulated through attractive didactic materials. Classification and comparisons are practiced.
  • Language – The process of absorbing, experiencing, and expressing language gives the child experience in pre-writing, pre-reading, communication, and listening. Vocabulary, reading, and handwriting begin when the child is ready. The child proceeds at his/her own pace.
  • Mathematics – Math materials enable the child to experience and understand concrete forms of numbers and concepts while preparing for an abstract understanding of higher math.
  • Music – The Montessori music program consists of formal rhythm training plus rhythm instruments, singing, and dancing.
  • Art – Art activities are encouraged and experienced daily on an individual basis as well as through more formal group projects.
  • Social Studies/Geography – Globes, maps, and cultural activities help the children to visualize and understand the world and its inhabitants.
  • Science – Discovery, classification, and exploration are emphasized following the child’s spontaneous interest in nature and the physical sciences.
  • Foreign Language – Mandarin is enhanced through formal group training and individual learning activities.
  • Extra-Curricular – Dance/exercise are offered in addition to the Montessori curriculum.