The classic 5-day programming supports the full Montessori curriculum and includes strong literacy and math programs, extensive cultural themes, science and seasonal exploration. Our Kindergarten includes a Maine State K-8 Certified Teacher.
Offers 5 morning (8:30 – 12:15) or 5 extended days (8:30 – 3:30). 2 or 3 day extended days along with 5 mornings may be an option (but not guaranteed at the time of registration).
A 4 or 5 year old will be appropriately placed in this program. (Sr. K's must be 5 and Jr K's must be 4 prior to October 15th.) 4 and 5 year old children who turn 5 or 6 by October 15 of the following year can successfully progress to Kindergarten or First Grade if developmentally ready.
Maximum 24 children in the morning dropping to 18 in the afternoon.
Approximate 8:1 ratio with 3 teachers depending on exact enrollment.
Classroom, Circle Time & Curriculum
The traditional 5-day schedule permits full Montessori curriculum. New materials and whole group lessons are presented daily at circles. As well, children benefit from small group and individual lessons. The academic structure of K includes longer and more frequent whole group lessons such as daily literacy circle, shared reading, class writing/journaling time.