Imagine a school where children can progress at their own pace, regardless of their ability. One that provides each child the opportunity to make decisions about what they want to know, and when to move on to another subject. Imagine a school that teaches with hands on materials. Allowing children to absorb information using all their senses. Imagine a school that is a true community of learners. This is Montessori Elementary school.
Beginnings offers students in 1st to 6th grades a customized learning environment. Our elementary program is designed to have smaller class sizes with a 1:15 teacher-to-student ratio, allowing for many opportunities for individualized attention and to foster self-paced learning.
The Beginnings Montessori Kindergarten program builds upon the skills acquired during preschool to further develop the student’s:
In our primary classroom, students are able to explore specially designed Montessori materials that are hands-on, concrete and self-correcting. Each child progresses at his or her own, individual pace, and is able to be challenged in order to reach his/her unique potential.
Under the guidance of our Montessori-trained teachers, children receive an individualized, child-directed academic program. Montessori teaching materials provide a “hands on” or “three-dimensional” method of learning, allowing the child to learn skills and concepts by “doing.” The Montessori Method brings children of varying ages together so each student may work at his or her own level. This classroom prompts problem solving and reasoning, develops logical thinking and encourages the development of self-confidence
In an established Montessori class for 2.5-4 year-olds, there are no timetables to regiment activities or a fixed syllabus to cramp the expansion of the mind. Here, in an orderly atmosphere of freedom, the children work independently at chosen tasks, working at their own pace and rhythm for as long as they wish in order to fulfill their needs. From the foundation of sensorial experiences, the child builds his mind in the world of abstract ideas.