Our Primary Community is the educational home to children ages 3-6, including our Kindergarteners. This mixed-age classroom provides the opportunity for younger children to learn from their older peers who have already mastered certain concepts, and for older children to share their knowledge with their younger friends. It also mimics the natural collaboration that occurs in households with multiple children.
In the Montessori Primary community, everything is designed with the child in mind. Peaceful, neutral colors create a sense of calm and support focus by eliminating distracting stimuli. Tables and chairs, dishes and glasses, shelving, and materials are all appropriately sized and accessible to the child. Here, children are encouraged to do their work on floor tables or work mats, which allow for freedom of movement and define the student’s workspace while reinforcing Montessori's principle of "freedom within limits".