Learning tailored to challenge each child at their level of ability
The Montessori curriculum is individualized to each student; Math, Language, Culture, Sensorial, Science, Art, Music, Social Skills and Motor Skills are focused on, built upon, and further developed. The Monarch Elementary program offers benefits well beyond what can be experienced in other schools. Our program offers:
Learning tailored to challenge each child at his/her ability level. Though our teachers frequently have “group meetings” the curriculum is designed to constantly challenge each child at their own level. This means that a child who is in 2nd grade and who is advanced in math would be invited to join older students working on 3rd grade math work. Or, if a 3rd grade student is struggling with reading, they can work to the best of their ability, in the same classroom, on 2nd grade reading. The teacher is skilled at challenging the children at their level and pace – all within the same classroom.
Individualized attention with low student-teacher ratios. The classroom offers a smaller environment where the classroom would be capped at 18 children. We always have at least 1 teacher per 10 students.
Family and child-friendly schedules and limited homework. Our classroom offers approximately 5 hours of instruction daily. Lessons and practice happen at school, so homework would be limited without sacrificing academic progress.
Outstanding foundational skills in language arts, math and science. Our classrooms are well appointed with engaging, hands-on materials that progress in difficulty so children can learn, truly understand and master skills.
Learning tailored to optimally challenge each child at his/her ability level. Montessori focuses more on lessons to small groups based on ability, readiness, and interest. This means that each child is constantly challenged at just the right level. Because all instruction is individualized, and with missed age classroom, children do not compare themselves against others as much and focus more on their own goals.
Curriculum beyond the literacy and math. Montessori is designed to foster curiosity and prepare children for life, not just for standardized tests. Our curriculum covers science, geography, cultural subjects, and history, with art and music integrated into the life of the classroom community. The acquisition and daily practice of social skills goes far beyond just good manners and includes respect, compassion, and tolerance for all humans and our natural environment.
Ability to use what they learn. Opportunities for many meaningful field trips and “going out” is plentiful as it allows children to apply the knowledge they are gaining in class. Whether a trip to a bagel shop to order food and count change, a visit to a local food pantry to help stock shelves or a trip to a local bird sanctuary to graph the variety of birds they are seeing, our students understand why they are learning and can apply their knowledge regularly.
A community of families. Parents find that within their Montessori community, they are able to connect with people who share similar parenting styles, and who all value the investment of a great education for their children.
Imagine your 4-month old feeding herself with a spoon. Your 18-month-old joyfully picking out his clothing and dressing himself. Your 2-year-old helping her baby sister put on her shoes. This is the power of Montessori at work in the lives of young children. Dr. Maria Montessori, the Italian educator and scientist who, more than 100 years ago, developed the system of education that bears her name, knew that during the period from birth to age 3, your child’s brain develops more rapidly than at any other time, and more learning takes place than at any other stage of development. Yet many parents don’t seek out formal education until their children have passed the toddler age. Recognizing the importance of these formative years, the Montessori approach to infant and toddlers supports starting earlier than that. In a Montessori environment, your infant or toddler will be with teachers—loving, nurturing, and rigorously trained in child development—who create peaceful, supportive, and safe environments for our youngest children. In these spaces, a child’s natural passion for wonder, curiosity, exploration, and discovery comes alive.
Source – American Montessori Society
Students enrolled at Monarch Montessori school receive an accredited Montessori education. Monarch Montessori is a member of the American Montessori Society (AMS). Our classrooms are newly renovated and outfitted with Montessori materials, allowing for the highest quality of education for our students.
Our staff is well-vetted. They are Montessori accredited and background checked. Each staff member id caring and is looking out for each student. They truly want the best for your child and will go above and beyond to help students learn.
Monarch offers a variety of enrichment activities for students to participate in. Yoga and Amazing Athletes help students stay active. The Little Petting Zoo introduces students to new animals. Music class is offered to give students exposure to the arts. We also offer educational enrichment programs such as Spanish class.
For holidays and special events, Monarch invites family members to visit and spend time with us. These events include our Trunk Or Treat, Holiday Hot Chocolate event, Parent Observations and more.
One of the hallmarks of a Montessori education is the mixed age classrooms. Older students can often be found mentoring the younger ones. They have recently mastered these skills and activities themselves, and are happy to share with others. This is something that is unique to the mixed-aged dynamic of a Montessori classroom.
Children are given plenty of opportunity to socialize with others who are of various ages, both in the classroom and on the playground. Children interacting with each other often form lasting bonds.