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PRIMARY

The Magnolia Garden

8:30am-3:00pm

Our primary class, affectionately called the Magnolia Garden, provides a comprehensive, authentic Montessori experience for children ages 3-6 years, led by two certified Montessori educators. 

Primary children are dropped off between 8:00 and 8:30, and start the morning with playground time. Upon entering the classroom, they are quickly drawn to a variety of stimulating, hands-on materials designed to promote concentration, coordination, order and independence. The primary classroom is organized by specific Montessori curriculum areas-- practical life, sensorial, language, math, science, art, geography and culture.  

Each day, our primary teachers facilitate music, movement, and in-house Spanish instruction.  Group lessons are provided daily, and individual lessons are given organically throughout the work cycle. At the beginning of the year, the children eat snack together as a group; when the class has begun to normalize, we shift to individual snack, where the children choose when to eat during the morning work cycle. 

After a morning full of engaging activities and outdoor play, the children eat lunch. Children still requiring a nap will have an opportunity for a quiet rest time, while non-nappers enjoy additional outdoor play as well as an additional work cycle. Primary pick-up is between 2:45-3:00. Snack and lunch are brought from home. 

Children also have the option to enroll in our before-care and after-care programs. Children in before-care can be dropped off between 7:30 and 8:00. Children in after-care can be picked up between 3:00 and 5:30.