The Montessori curriculum is a continuum, each year building on the skills and knowledge acquired in the year before. Children who have Montessori preschool experience develop a maturity that enables them to grow academically in the kindergarten year.
In Montessori schools, children learn not just by memorizing facts and formulas – they learn by using all of their senses. Specific hands-on Montessori materials are used to teach in all subject areas and the continuity of the curriculum can be seen in these materials. Children who come through the program from the early childhood years have the advantage of being prepared for more advanced work by already being familiar with the materials. To get the full benefit of the program it is best for children to start as early as possible and to stay for the entire Pre-K through grade 8 experience.
Families are actively involved in activities that help make our program rich and rewarding for students. Parents serve as members of our SCDM team and were responsible for establishing an Arts Council to increase the variety and quality of our school arts program. Our Family Network sponsors monthly events that bring families into the school — for assemblies featuring student performances, potluck suppers and exhibitions of student work; and to learn more about the Montessori approach to education. We welcome you to join these engaged and committed family members and become a part of our community.