​ACADEMICS

At Montessori Visions Academy, infants through 12th grade students experience an academically enriched atmosphere embedded in a well-ordered social community. Students learn by using manipulative classroom materials, as well as through teacher guidance. In a peaceful environment teachers work with students individually and in small groups with learning materials.

We offer a broad curriculum in multi-age classrooms, designed for the development of the whole person - mentally, physically, and emotionally. All students participate in the academic program and are presented with materials designed to ignite the innate and life-long joy of learning. Materials and activities are interrelated and arranged into the following areas: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, and Cultural.

Practical Life

Proficiency in everyday life skills is developed through the use of reality based activities, enabling the student to gain self-confidence, concentration, coordination, and independence. The student is encouraged to develop a sense of reponsibility for care of self and care for the environment.

Sensorial

Students are continually surrounded by new sensations. The sensorial materials activate the child's absorption of these new impressions. Included are exercises to develop and refine the senses - tactile, auditory, visual, olfactory, gustatory, and stereognostic. These skills translate into the geometry curriculum in the elementary classroom.

Language

The child learns language naturally from his environment. In order to develop these skills in language, pre-reading and pre-writing exercises begin with the concrete and move to the abstract. The alphabet, identified by its sounds, is presented with sandpaper letters that provide a phonetic base for reading. Students then advance through the curriculum, developing skills in reading, writing, and grammar.

Mathematics

Using concrete materials designed to encourage understanding of quantity to numeral relationships, place value, and mathematical functions, the child moves to a new level of understanding.

Cultural

Students gain a global perspective of the universe through exploration and research in these areas:

 

  • Botany 

  • Geography

  • Zoology

  • World Cultures

  • Anatomy

  • Astronomy

  • Physical Science

  • Environmental Education

  • Earth Science

  • History

Specials

  • Spanish 

  • French

  • Art

  • Computers

  • Peace Education

  • Music

  • Physical Education

  • Gardening 

  • Yoga

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