Casa Program  

Preschool + Kindergarten

Montessori believed that in the time of the absorbent mind (birth - 6 years), the joy of learning is more evident and effortless than perhaps at any other stage of life. Through natural curiosity, the child absorbs information, assimilates it with their senses, and constructs their own knowledge. 

The Montessori Casa program offers a unique, mixed-age classroom environment, for children approximately 3 to 5 years old. Here, children engage in individual learning experiences, group activities, as well as one-on-one interaction, which are integral to the Montessori Method. 

An individually paced, hands-on learning experience, the Casa experience inspires curiosity and a love for exploration and learning which helps the child thrive. 

The mixed aged classroom provides the children an opportunity for the younger child to observe and learn from the older,

and the more experienced older child to be a role model giving them an opportunity to build leadership skills, responsibility, and self-confidence. The classroom is designed to encourage independence through a choice of activities. Mastering lessons are accomplished through hands-on experiences, exploration, and repetition under the guidance of an experienced and qualified teacher. A full cycle in the Casa program is designed to be a 3 year program, and success in the second and third year is built on the foundations laid in the first. 

As children get older, they tend to see things that adults find ordinary as very interesting and special. Practical life exercises like sorting, pouring, or washing dishes absorb them completely. 

We recognize this as the beginning of control and coordination of mind and body. That's why Montessori learning revolves around tangible, hands-on experiences. 

Children use concrete materials to learn math, movable alphabet letters to explore language, and cubes, cylinders and other objects to categorize, find spatial relationships, and more. Practical learning experiences explore key subjects including:

  • Science + Geography

  • Arts Education

    • Art​

    • Drama

    • Dance

    • Music

  • Sensorial​

  • Social Studies

  • Language Arts​

  • Mathematics

  • Health Education / Physical Education

  • French

  • Practical Life

    • Care of Self​

    • Care of Environment

    • Care of Others

Casa Outcomes

  • Increase of independence from new skills and competencies

  • Increase knowledge and vocabulary

  • Patience

  • Self-Discipline

  • Good work habits

  • Ability to choose, and make appropriate decisions

  • Care and respect for the environment and others

  • Logical / linear thinking

  • Sustained interest

  • Internalization of symbol systems: language and math

In the process, children are discovering independence, confidence, and innovation.