Programs

Monarch Bay Montessori Academy offers a variety of carefully designed programs to fit the needs of every family. From our part-time programs that are intended to help young children adapt to school, to our full-time programs that are planned with the working parent in mind, we have a schedule that meets the needs of each family. Let us help you determine which program is best for you and your child. 


Children's House Program

A Montessori environment is tailored to meet the needs of the child. The Children House classrooms are designed for students two and a half through five years old. Our classrooms offer a structured environment where children are able to exercise their freedom of choice and freedom of movement. These liberties in our prepared environment allow the child to build confidence, increase independence, develop concentration, and refine their senses. This is achieved through meaningful activities and exploration of the Montessori materials and their environment. 

​Ages:                             2 ½ through 5 years

​Programs offered:             Half-time (8:30-12:00)

                                     Full-time (8:30-2:30)

                                     Five, four and three days per week  schedules                                        


Elementary Program

Maria Montessori's Cosmic Education illuminates the power of the universe in the elementary child. It sets a foundation that all life is crucial in the function of the universe; plants, animals, and humans alike. The stories and materials presented inspire the children to see harmony in the world while creating respect and admiration for the previous people and their achivements. This curriculum inspires a curiosity and intrinsic motivation for further exploration and discovery of the world around us. Elementary students are granted the essential respect, freedoms, and independence to guide them in the optimal development of their inquisitive mind. 

​Ages:                             5 through 12 years

​Programs offered:             Half-time (8:30-12:00) - Kindergarten only.

                                     Full-time (8:30-2:30)

                                     Five days per week  schedules                                        


Before and After School Care Program 

School opens at 7:00 am and closes at 5:30 pm. 

Before and after school care programs are offered for in-house families who need extended hours beyond the academic day. Under the supervision of qualified teachers, children enjoy outdoor play, games, creative projects, and special activities. 


After School Activities

Extra curricular activities such as Art, Cooking, Dance, Science, Spanish, Yoga, etc. are offered to interested families. These classes are scheduled after school from 2:30 to 3:30 and are offered at an additional cost. 


Admissions

Interested families are encouraged to visit the school anytime. We welcome you to come tour the facilities, see our classrooms in action, and ask any questions you may have.

Monarch Bay Montessori Academy admits qualified students and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, disability, religion, national and ethnic origin.

Curriculum


Children House

The C​​hildren's House classroom is like a home for preschool-age children. In this carefully prepared environment, children move freely and with purpose as they chose to work with previously presented Montessori materials and other activities displayed on the open shelves. In a Children’s House classroom you can observe an orderly normalized community where self-directed children move with purpose, work independently as well as collaborate in small groups. The children demonstrate high levels of concentration and focus while diligently working with the Montessori Materials. In our classrooms, repetition is encouraged and a soft hum of joyful activity is prominent. The role of the teacher is that of a guide, to connect the child to the environment through carefully presented Montessori lessons. 

The Children's House classroom is composed of five main areas:

  • The Practical Life area is equipped with familiar items that invite the child's interest. Speaking to the children’s sense of order and independence, these materials coordinate physical movements, refine hand-eye coordination, sharpen fine and gross motor control, develop concentration, and encourage social relationships through the Grace and Courtesy exercises. 
  • The Sensorial materials enable the child to explore and identify, compare and contrast, recognize similarities and differences, and classify sensory impressions in relation to size, color, temperature, texture, scent, taste, pitch, and more. 
  • Montessori Math nurtures the mind through the manipulation of materials with the goal of understanding concepts concretely through self-discovery rather than memorization. Math materials allow the child to physically hold a quantity, feel the dimensions, and associate the corresponding symbol. Later, by combining the quantities, separating them into categories, counting them, and comparing them, they comprehend the basic operations of arithmetic.  
  • Language includes the development of expressive (writing and speech), interpretive (reading), and receptive (listening) language. This is achieved through a series of sequential materials specifically designed to, through a natural process of maturation, transition the child from the mechanical execution to the intellectual interpretation of Language.  
  • Cultural activities expose the child to the basics in Geography, History, and Sciences. Music, Art, Culture, Food, and Movement are part of the integrated cultural curriculum.  

Elementary 

The elementary classroom builds on the knowledge gained from the preschool experiences. The Montessori elementary materials are designed to awaken the child’s imagination as he discovers the birth of the universe, the origin of life on earth, the dawn of humans and the connection and diversity of the people of the world.