621 Alabama Drive
Herndon, VA 20170
|Play- based||mostly teacher led||not formally in curriculum||conducive environment|
|Nursery rhymes, poems, songs|
|Emerging literacy skills|
|Math & number sense||
|Time & space||
|Sci. reasoning/physical world||
|Other subjects taught|
"Children are to be respected as different from adults, as individuals who differ from each other.
Children possess unusual sensitivity and mental powers for absorbing and learning from their environment that are unlike those of the adults both in quantity and capacity.
The most important years of growth are the first six years of life when unconscious learning is gradually brought to the conscious level."
Excerpted from the school's website
The morning program (8:30 to 12:00) for each class includes Montessori work time, as well as a snack time, 30 minutes of playground time (weather permitting) and one or two circle times. Each week the half-day students also have Music class twice a week and French class once a week.
Once in the full-day Montessori program, students have a lunchtime and additional Montessori work-time where they have the opportunity to continue their advanced lessons into the afternoon. These students now go to French class twice a week.
Younger students attending full-day have a one hour rest time after their lunch as well as some afternoon free play and art activities.