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Mountain Montessori School

77 Metcalf Road, Suite 100
Avon, CO 81620-9298

Phone:
(970) 748-3128

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • Complete Montessori Language Materials
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Complete Montessori Math Materials
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
  • Materials for experimentation
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
  • Trees to climb!
Other subjects taught Spanish

From the Director:

Montessori believed that there was a triangle of cooperation in learning within the classroom. The points of the triangle are the child, the environment and the teacher. The teacher facilitates the child but it is child-led education where the child follows an inner curriculum.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Montessori philosophy is an educational method that supports and addresses the nature of the child. The nature of the child is not a theoretical construct, but it is based upon Montessori's detailed and lengthy observation of the child.

Maria Montessori believed that all children are born intelligent, they simply learn in different ways and progress at their own pace. The Montessori approach to education is consciously designed to recognize and address different learning styles, helping students learn to study most effectively.

A Typical Day

8:30-8:40 Drop Off
8:30-9:00 Morning Line
9-11:30 Work Period
11:30-12:00 Second Line
12:00-12:40 Lunch
12:40-1pm Clean up and dress to go out
1-1:45 Outside
1:45-2pm Spanish Line
2-3:15 Rest time
3:15-3:30 Pick up

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Each family receives a mass email on a daily basis. We use this as a method of communication starters with your child. On a monthly basis we have a Parent Network meeting that allows us to discuss Montessori philosophy, parenting, discipline, language, or math. We also have two annual conferences and an open house every February.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Home visits by teachers
  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school