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English Oaks Montessori Christian Academy

891 Union Lake Rd
White Lake, MI 48386-4343

(248) 363-8100


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

The best way to understand the materials, equipment and instruction provided, is to tour during classtime. Please call and set a tour time at 248-363-8100.

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
  • Montessori literacy materials
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Logic, sequencing and montessori materials
Time & space more

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

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Planned science activities
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Exposure to music, music appreciation and music class
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
  • Creative movement (dance)
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

Children are innately preparing to be adults. Our goal as parents and teachers is to raise children with strong foundation skills, education, work habits and social graces that will one day enable them to be responsible for themselves, their own homes, families, employment and communities. Children who learn early in life to believe in their own abilities, and to take pride in their independence and self-discipline will be well equipped for life long success.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We, as teachers and role models, take our task seriously and take pride in the program we present to every child in our School. The Montessori approach allows us to work with children at their own pace, and foster those talents in which they excel. We work with children to develop a love of learning, which aids them in mastering skills, even when they are behind the traditional curve. It is this dedication to your child that leads a majority of our children to graduate and go to Kindergarten already able to read.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

English Oaks Montessori Christian Academy commitment to you and your child is to provide a program that will expand and nurture your child’s emotional, social, physical, and intellectual growth.

A Typical Day

The daily routine includes a variety of activities that provide a balance of quiet individual work, individual and group projects, and active participation. These activities are split into eight main areas of daily study: Language Arts, Numeration (math), Science, Geography, Sensorial, Practical Life, Fine Arts and Social Grace

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • 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