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Town & Country Montessori School

531 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897-2232

(203) 834-1195


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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
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • Sandpaper Letters, Movable Alphabet, Handwriting Works
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Montessori Materials for Linear Counting, the Decimal System, Number-Numeral Recognition, and Mathematical Operations
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
  • Sensorial Materials
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
  • Ongoing in a variety of areas touching on weather, magnets, habitats, boyancy, measurement, time, maritime studies, living vs non-living, human body
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • movement, rhythm, pitch
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
  • Artist/technique studies
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
Other subjects taught Music, Spanish, Yoga, Maritime Studies, Art, Food Preparation/Nutrition, Cultural Studies

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our Mission

Town & Country Montessori is a mutually-supportive community of educators and families whose mission is to provide each child, through the philosophy, method, and materials developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, with the ideal environment in which to create the self and which cultivates the natural desire to learn; to provide a safe, tranquil atmosphere that nourishes the child’s spirit and nurtures the development of the child’s independence and self-confidence; to foster respect for oneself and for others and to develop understanding and appreciation of others through the promotion of peaceful cooperation; to inspire a sense of stewardship for the classroom environment and our world; to provide continuous opportunity, through the prepared environment, for each child to develop his or her powers of concentration and self-discipline, allowing the child to follow his or her own path toward full potential.

A Typical Day

The mixed-age, Morning Session runs from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. During this time, students choose from among the sequential Montessori materials within several curriculum areas - Math, Language, Sensorial, Practical Life, Geography / Culture, Peace, and Grace and Courtesy.

In addition to the Montessori curriculum, students have Music, Yoga, Spanish, and Maritime Studies on a rotating basis. The children attend two all-school field trips during the year.

The Kindergarten "Extended Day" class runs from 12:00 Noon to 2:00PM. During this time, advanced themes, such as the composition of the Earth, Volcanos, the Solar Sytem, Tides, among others, are explored through Montessori and other materials to develop reading, writing, and reasoning skills. Extended Day goes on a field trip each month to expound on their studies.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school