Programs at Althorp Montessori School

We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.

Maria Montessori

Toddler Community

Our Toddler Community provides toddlers from 18 months to 36 months of age a nurturing and educational environment with a 5:1 ratio with the maximum of 15 children in the classroom. There is one Montessori Governess and one Early Childhood Educator. This nurturing environment will provide the children the opportunity to learn practical life skills, social skills, gross and fine motor development and most importantly the love for our environment and respect for themselves and our Earth.

This nurturing environment is prepared to help guide the children in developing independence. The children learn to hang up their own coats, dress themselves, carry trays, and push in chairs. We help them with toilet training and many more milestones that build the child’s confidence.

The Montessori material in our toddler classroom are geared to aid in the toddler’s coordination and concentration. Through the observation of a qualified Montessori Governess the children will be guided to work on activities that are best suited to their individual needs.

Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.

Maria Montessori
Maria Montessori

Casa Community

Our Casa Community offers the children 2.5 to 6 years of age the freedom of movement and choice within an educational environment that is prepared by a qualified Montessori Directress. We have two classrooms, one with a maximum of 24 children, and the second one has a maximum of 15 children. Working with the child on an individual basis allows the child to develop independence; building his/her confidence at his/her own pace.

The Montessori material helps the child develop and master new skills of practical life skills, language development, mathematics, cultural studies, music, creative arts and social skills. Through the love of learning the children are building confidence with each new achievement. The Casa children receive a 20 minute period of French daily, as well as outdoor play and indoor movement. The children also participate in a one hour physical education class weekly.

We have two Casa classrooms;
Casa One: Maximum of 24 students
Casa Two: Maximum of 15 students

Programs at Althorp Montessori School

The secret of good teaching is to regard the child's intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination.

Maria Montessori