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 loving toddler community helps the child transition from home to school in a welcoming environment. This nurturing homelike setting provides children from 18 months to 36 months a purposeful learning environment with a 5:1 ratio with a maximum of 15 children in the classroom.

As the toddler children navigate through sensitive periods for language and gross motor development, they will find many opportunities to develop these skills along with social skills through practical life activities.

Our trained Montessori governess will work together with parents to establish successful toilet training routines and assist the child reach many milestones.

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 an educational environment that is prepared by a qualified Montessori Directress. The Montessori curriculum offers children five key areas of study: Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language, and Culture.

Each learning area is made up of Montessori materials that teach a specific area or skill. Maria Montessori’s idea of the prepared environment was that everything that the child came in contact with would facilitate and maximize independent learning and exploration.

The calm, beautiful, well-ordered environment offers freedom of movement and choice of activity guided by their inner will. Along with the Montessori curriculum the children participate in Music, French and Phys. Ed classes once per week.

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