- 7:30am – 8:00am
- 8:00am – 8:30am
- 8:30am – 8:45am
- 8:45am – 9:15am
- 9:15am – 10:15am
- 10:15am – 10:45am
- 10:45am – 11:30am
- 11:30am – 12:00pm
- 12:00pm – 1:00pm
- 1:00pm – 3:30pm
- 3:30pm – 3:45pm
- 3:45pm – 4:30pm
- 4:30pm – 4:45pm
- 4:45pm – 5:30pm
- 5:30pm – 6:00pm
School Opens – Extended Day Begins
Drop Off Begins
CASA Program Begins *
CASA Program/Quiet Time/Core Activities *
Dismissal / Outdoor Play
Extended Day Dismissal / School Closes
*Based on our Primary Rotation Schedule.
The daily routine is a general guideline followed by our CASA program. The routine is always based on the needs of the children and is adjusted accordingly. Weekly Core Activities include: Drawing, Sculpture, Violin, Drama, Movement, Voice and Language.
Montessori Academic Curriculum
The Montessori Academic Program is an introduction to the Montessori method of education. The program is carefully designed to provide an environment furnished with materials and activities scaled to the child’s size and abilities furnished with tactile apparatus for developing fine motor skills. The children engage in play and learning activities which are fun and educational focusing on the child’s individual stage of development and readiness while benefitting form small class sizes with a low teacher: student ratio. Outdoor play provides the child with opportunities to develop gross motor skills, social interaction and fresh air. Circle activities include themes, songs and movement giving the child a valuable opportunity to develop socialization skills and speaking skills. In keeping with Montessori philosophy, all activities aim to assist the child in acquiring independence.
The purpose Practical Life is to assist the child to gain coordination of movement, help to acquire independence and adapt to real-world activity. Activities such as pouring, sweeping, cleaning and sorting are examples of Practical Life activities which the child is free to choose during Montessori work periods. Children will be presented with lessons on each activity when they demonstrate interest and readiness. Practical Life activities contribute to their growth, intellect and concentration thereby helping him/her to develop an orderly way of thinking.
The purpose and aim of Sensorial work is for the child to acquire clear, conscious, information and to be able to then make classifications in his environment using specialized Montessori Sensorial apparatus. Activities are designed to provide the Casa child with opportunities to explore his/her environment through the senses. Sensorial exercises cover a wide range of qualities that can be perceived by the senses; soft, hard, cold, hot, large, small, wide, narrow, rough, smooth, etc.
The purpose of the Language area in the Montessori classroom is to develop the child’s acquired verbal skills and explore written forms of language. His/her sensitive period for language in the Casa stage permits the child to fully articulate thoughts, express him/herself in writing, read with ease, and have a full comprehension of the thoughts of others. Using the Montessori materials, the Casa child will be exposed to the recognition of sounds, development of words, the formation of sentences, concepts of rhyme, spelling, reading, parts of speech and more. The degree at which the child progresses is only limited by their individual readiness and interest.
Mathematics is the product of the human intellect. Young children are attracted to numbers which are all around them. The Montessori mathematics curriculum explores concepts such as pattern, sequence, order, quantity, symbolism through the usage of the Montessori materials. When ready, the Casa child will be exposed to the mathematical functions of addition, multiplication, subtraction and division. As each concept is grasped from a concrete level, the child transitions to the abstract.
The Cultural area of the Montessori Casa curriculum includes science, geography, history, art, music and movement. The study of Cultural subjects provides the child with the opportunity to explore their place in society, understand similarities between their own culture and others thereby developing tolerance and respect for differences. Learning these concepts by working with their hands contributes to the development of the intellect and increases curiosity about the world around them.