"One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child."
- Maria Montessori
Forbes Hill Montessori School
Runs two School Year Programs
For Preschool and Kindergarten Children
Monday to Friday
8:30am to 12:30pm
8:30am to 3:00pm
Starting in early September and ending the last week of June
Children must be 3 years old to start school
In a Montessori classroom preschool and kindergarten children work alongside each other in a very natural learning environment. The younger children learn from observing the older children, and the older children reinforce their skills and their confidence, by teaching the younger children. Each child works at their own pace and with activities that interest them. The teacher/guide moves quietly around the classroom, giving individual lessons, as they are needed. The classroom is calm and the children are all happily engaged in work.
At the Forbes Hill Montessori School, we take great care in developing the whole child. Activities such as yoga, art, music and dance are on offer on a daily basis for those who are interested. At the end of our morning's work, we then go outside to play in the fresh air before going home. Healthy snacks of fresh fruit and vegetables are provided each morning, and any peel is collected in our small compost bin.
Taking care of our environment is important to us and our school strives to be as environmentally friendly as possible. We never buy paper for art projects. Instead, we cut up used tissue boxes, old envelopes, pasta boxes, etc. Newsletters and other information is always emailed to families. The hand-soaps that we use are all made from natural ingredients. This also protects little hands from harsh, drying chemicals. These are just a few ways in which we strive to educate our little ones and their families on how to be more mindful in the care of our planet.
Please see below, to learn a little about our main subject areas of the classroom.
Our gallery section will also show you more photos of our children at work and at play.