Welcome to the Primary Program
Two years of primary precede the Kindergarten program, beginning with 3-year-olds. While there are many benefits to a multi-age classroom, the most significant is that it promotes peer learning: younger students learn directly and indirectly from their older peers, who in turn gain a deeper understanding of the material and are able to practice their leadership skills. Montessori materials guide students from simple to more complex skills and concepts. The Primary classes blend reading and math readiness skills with practical life skills. The academic program includes world cultural studies, science exploration, art, social skills and play. Primary students enjoy light-filled, spacious, and inviting indoor and outdoor classrooms, and a beautiful garden that they tend throughout the seasons.