The Montessori Primary Classrooms

Our Primary classrooms support children ages 2-1/2 through Kindergarten.  All classrooms are mixed ages with uninterrupted work cycles both in the morning and, for children over 4 years of age, in the afternoon.  Children under 4 years of age are able to rest, nap, or do quiet work in the afternoon.

 

Full Day: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Half Day: 8:00 am – 11:30 am

5 Full Days 5 Half Days
5 Full Days with Before/After School 4 Half Days (Monday-Thursday)
4 Full Days (Monday-Thursday) 4 Half Days (Tuesday-Friday)
4 Full Days (Tuesday-Friday)
4 Full Days with Before/After School (Monday-Thursday)
4 Full Days with Before/After School (Tuesday-Friday)

Before School: 7:30 am – 8:00 am             After School: 3:00-4:30 pm or 3:00-5:45 pm

After school is also a mixed age group program; supporting children with developmentally appropriate activities both indoors and outdoors.

Designed to help your child become self-directed, self-motivated and self-confident.

At Renaissance, each hands-on activity, each academic experience allows your child to develop self-mastery. Here, children learn at their own pace––a lot faster than you might think––preparing them for a structured and more successful future.

A child who has become master of his acts through long, pleasant and interesting activities in which he has engaged, is a child filled with health and joy and remarkable for his calmness and discipline. Maria Montessori Quote with picture of kids learning

The Montessori Environment: Nurturing Your Child’s Success

The physical environment of our Montessori classrooms is carefully prepared, orderly, precise and attractive. It is designed to inspire learning without being over-stimulating. Our nurturing facilities are vital to the success of our program.

RMA Programs: Preparing Your Child Every Day

One day’s lessons may be focused on functions of the human body, while another day’s may encourage children to explore what makes the earth’s continents distinct from one another. Frequent art activities help your child express himself or herself in a multitude of ways. When a child graduates from Renaissance Montessori Academy, he or she enters elementary school ready to learn in a structured environment.

Practical Life:
These exercises aid in the child’s development of order, concentration, coordination, and independence. They relate to the care of self and the environment and emphasize the development of a step-by-step approach to work activities. These are essential for establishing the good work habits that are necessary for later success in the academic areas of the classroom.

Sensorial:
These exercises aid in the child’s development of perception and sensory awareness. The sensorial materials isolate all the different senses and are developmental, leading to finer and finer distinctions. These perceptual skills provide the child with the tools for all learning.

Language:
These exercises provide the child with the concrete foundation for all further language work. Activities emphasizing auditory and visual perception skills are begun with children 2 ½ to 3 years old. This basis for a phonetic approach to the sounds of our language leads directly to writing and reading. Learning the usage and function of words, with an emphasis on reading for meaning, leads to greater creativity in expression and enthusiasm for both reading and writing.

Math:
These exercises introduce the child to the world of numbers in concrete form. The child not only learns numbers and counting, but is also introduced to addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and the concept of fractions.

Cultural:
These exercises provide an introduction to the world around the child through exercises in history, geography, science, art, music, and foreign language. A child’s early years are the foundation upon which the rest of his experiences are built. The importance of providing a strong and positive base is paramount. In Montessori education, the child is respected as an individual in the environment with unique potential. This careful and appropriately planned transforming environment provides a wide range of experiences and opportunities that encourage and enhance the child’s ability to fulfill his potential.

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