Sciences, Geography, The Arts and other areas of the Curriculum

Science is an integral element of the Montessori curriculum. Among other things, it represents a way of life: a clear thinking approach to information gathering and problem solving. The scope of the Montessori science curriculum includes a sound introduction to botany, zoology, chemistry, physics, geology and astronomy. The Montessori approach to science cultivates children’s fascination with the universe and helps them develop a lifelong interest in observing nature and discovering more about the world in which we live.

Our teachers introduce history and geography as early as age three. The youngest students work with specially designed maps, and begin to learn the names of the world’s continents and countries. Later the students see the world’s cultures in greater depth. They learn to treasure the richness of their own cultural heritage and those of their friends.

Music and movement education are also important parts of the curriculum as well as the Arts. They offer children ways to express themselves, their feelings, experiences and ideas. Montessori schools are very interested in helping children develop control of their fine and gross-motor movement.