Programs

Warm and inviting classrooms where children are treated with respect and multi-age grouping creates a community of happy students who mentor, inspire and learn from one another. Low child-to-teacher ratios ensure each child is guided through the curriculum, receives many individual and small group lessons each day and ultimately achieves his or her academic potential.

Primary

Our Primary Program is for children ages 3 through 6. Children who are 3-4 may attend four days per week either full-day or half day in the morning or afternoon.

The environment

Warm and inviting classrooms where children are treated with respect and multi-age grouping creates a community of happy students who mentor, inspire and learn from one another. child-to-teacher ratios ensure each child is guided through the curriculum, receives many individual and small group lessons each day and ultimately achieves his or her academic potential.

The curriculum

Exposure in the formative years to a broad range of knowledge in culture, geography and science provides “hooks in the brain” for all future learning. Hands-on materials bring abstract concepts to life, helping children to comprehend in a deep and meaningful way. Children experience personal pride and feelings of self-worth associated with working independently and for their own purposes, by following through on their tasks and producing exceptional work. Opportunities are presented for children to choose their own work, to work for uninterrupted time periods and to repeat activities; all of this is essential to the development of self-direction, attention span and concentration.

Beyond the classroom

An emphasis is placed on community service and helping others. Active instruction in peacemaking, conflict resolution strategies and respect for others promotes sociability. Outdoor classrooms and gardens, field trips and guest speakers enhance the extensive curriculum. Children are given ample time in the outdoor environment by spending time in the garden and in other natural settings.


Lower Elementary

Maple Corner Montessori offers a world-class Lower Elementary Program for Kindergarten through Second Grade.

The environment

Small group and individual lessons allow the teacher to fully engage students while encouraging critical thinking and self-directed learning in a warm, supportive environment.

The curriculum

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Beyond the classroom

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Upper Elementary

Maple Corner Montessori offers a world-class upper elementary program for third through fifth grades.

The environment

An intimate and supportive environment, where students know they are respected and valued as individuals, encourages self-expression, exploration and progressive thinking. Multi-age grouping encourages cooperation over competition and allows children to advance to higher levels without the hindrance of relating grade level to academics. Small group or individual lessons allows the teacher to guide each student and maximize their potential.

The curriculum

An integrated curriculum of broad and fascinating knowledge in science, history and geography is revisited in greater and more challenging depth each year. Intellectually stimulating, the program also provides opportunities for students to gain valuable life skills such as organization, self-direction, personal responsibility and interpersonal cooperation. High academic standards require students to truly master a subject before moving on. Computers and technology support all areas of the curriculum.

Beyond the classroom

An emphasis is placed on community service and helping others. Working with the gardens complements the science curriculum. Additionally, our school believes in the importance of learning through dynamic real-world experiences.


Enrichment

Maple Corner Montessori believes in providing a wide and diverse, multi-sensory exposure to the science and the arts.

Spanish

Students in Primary through Upper Elementary receive Spanish class twice a week. For the 2020 – 2021, we are proud to offer a full Spanish Immersion program in our Lower Elementary program in the mornings, as well as Spanish Immersion in Upper Elementary in the afternoon.

The arts

The arts are an important part of our Montessori curriculum. In our Primary classes, music and art play a large role in daily lessons and activities. Our Lower and Upper Elementary classes enjoy art, music, and drama as a part of their specials rotations as well as embedded into classroom lessons. 

Physical Education

PE class is offered twice a week to our Lower and Upper Elementary students. As we are a part of the UCC campus, our PE teacher incorporates the track, fields, and hiking trails into many of our PE classes.

S.T.E.A.M.

Science, technology, engineering, art and math play a major role in student learning every day. It is interwoven in our cultural curriculum and also used in our tinkering workshops in the Upper Elementary class. 

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