The Montessori philosophy of education as well as the Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines are followed and implemented.
Lower elementary students in Grades 1-3 use Montessori hands-on materials to build (spell) words with moveable letters, study parts of speech, add, subtract, multiply and divide in the thousands with materials, learn about the world with puzzle maps, and history with timelines. Children further their reading skills quickly with our well laid out Montessori materials for phonetic and later non-phonetic, work. Emphasis on reading comprehension is always stressed.
Leaders in Technology: our junior elementary students are provided with iPads to use interactively with smart boards at school, and all homework and assignments are conducted through the online medium Google docs.
Mixed-age groupings encourages an organic sense of family and community, while providing mentoring opportunities in which older students help younger students, thereby reinforcing their own skills in the process. Children at this age demonstrate an intense desire to develop strong connections with peers. They take increasing responsibility for their own conduct in personal relationships, as well as caring for their environment.