A Montessori class is ungraded and the children within the environment range in age from 18 months to 3 years for toddler, and 3 to six years for pre-primary. As a result, a child can work with older children in one subject, with younger children in another, and still have social interaction with children his own age. As an individual, the child is not dependent on others in his group for intellectual or social growth.
Lakeview Montessori on the Hill offers half-day and extended day sessions to accommodate the needs of the various ages of students in the classroom. When children begin school between the ages of 18 months to 3 years, the four hour morning session (half day schedule) is well suited for his/her attention span and physical endurance. The extended day schedule (8:30-2:30) is open to an enrolled pre-primary student who exhibits a readiness for a longer workday. Children begin extended day at around 4.3 years of age, and are expected to continue until after they turn 6 years old. The second year of the extended day program is considered their Kindergarten year, after which they may enter first grade at another Montessori, private, or public school.
Montessori Organization, Programs, and Curriculum
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