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Notes for Prospective Students
Reaching fullest potential comes from our carefully orchestrated
As children progress through the levels, their
growth is exponential.
Each year concretely, logically, and
consistently builds on lessons learned in previous years.
child receives the full benefit of a Montessori education by
completing all levels of our program.
Music and Language are also
an integral part of our program.
During the course of the year, we
attend several field trips that supplement our units of study.
also offer other programs to meet the diverse needs and interests
of our student population.
The Toddler Cottage routines, methods
and philosophy are consistent with those of the Primary Program to
aid in the logical progression from "unconscious creator" to
A mid-morning snack is provided by the school.
The Primary Program is based on the premise that young children
flourish with gentle guidance and the freedom to work at their own
Children make friends easily and learn how to share and play
cooperatively in a safe and secure setting.
The daily schedule
includes work time, group time, outdoor time, lunch and dismissal.
A snack is provided each day by one of our WEMS families.
children prepare and serve their own snacks during work time.
Montessori primary curriculum is intended to be a 3 year, 5 day
program to provide time for the child to advance through the
Every primary student is eligible for the 5 day program.
The 3 day program is intended as an option for our youngest primary
students who will be 3 turning 4.
Building on the morning's work,
the Afternoon Program is offered to students who are both enrolling
in the 5 day program and turning 5 years old by December 31st.
does not have to be your child's kindergarten year.
Many of our
children attend class for 2 years (the year before kindergarten and
their actual kindergarten year).
The primary goal of the Elementary
Program is to empower children to become confident, competent
The core curriculum provides instruction in all
Critical thinking, problem solving, and
research skills are emphasized.
The five-day program serves
children in grades 1 through 6.