Kindergarten (3rd Year)

“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.” Maria Montessori

Our Kindergarten or Third Year program is offered Monday through Thursday from 8:30AM to 3:00PM and Friday from 8:30AM to 11:30AM.

Because children who leave MCR attend many different public, Montessori, and parochial schools for first grade, our goal is to insure they are given opportunities that will expose them to the different situations they may encounter in first grade. Our kindergarteners have daily handwriting lessons, learning both manuscript and cursive. They study different science and social studies units, including botany, the solar system, and geography and attend fields trips for nearly every unit they study. These trips serve as a wonderful extension of the classroom.

Our goal for kindergarteners is to give them exposure to more academic situations in preparation for what they may encounter in elementary school. This kindergarten year is the year where all the work and energy they’ve put forth as preschoolers really comes together. It is their opportunity to be the leaders of the group and the role models for the rest of the class. Just as important as intellectual development is the development of learning to be a contributing member of a community. With that comes a confidence that will carry them through their entire school experience. MCR students must have at least one year of experience in a Montessori preprimary classroom before beginning their Kindergarten year.

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