MCDS Step Up Meeting
5:30-7:00 on January 17th at Montessori Country Day School
Step Up Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 17th 2018 at 5:30pm
72 Grovers Mill Road
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Step Up to Preschool
Join Mrs. Shah in the Sage classroom
Step Up to Kindergarten
Join Mrs. Menard in the Ivy Classroom
Step Up to Elementary
Join Ms. Blanco in the Mulberry classroom
After completing the Pre-Primary program, children enter our Primary cottage in either “Ivy”, “Sage” or "Willow" where their learning environments are larger, complete with a full set of Montessori materials that address the particular academic needs of 3-6 year olds. The Math, Language, Science, and Geography areas expand with an array of enticing learning equipment that allow children to work with concrete materials that are extended by abstract representations of concepts and reflective of their complex ideas and thinking. In this multi-aged classroom, children are learners and leaders in their own development and positively impact the growth and learning of their classmates.
Students look forward to becoming Kindergarteners in their final year in our Primary program. As leaders in their primary classrooms or in our K-1 classroom, students begin to harness their public speaking skills and extend their knowledge by becoming teachers and guides of their younger friends.
Advanced work, “marble notebooks,” more exclusive enrichment classes, “Citizens of the World” Geography program, field trips, STEM sessions, and Reading Street (Common Core aligned literacy program) are a few of the many features kindergarteners look forward to every year. They participate in both the iReady and First in Math online programs that provide assessments that guide future lessons to support each individual kindergartener's literacy and math development.
Individualized Learning Plans in All Academic Areas of the Curriculum
"I Can Experiences" Promote Confidence and Self-directed Learning
Montessori and Non-Montessori Materials Accelerate Learning
Lower and Upper Elementary
Our Elementary cottage houses the Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary classrooms. Each has the capacity to support the learning and development of of our elementary students. Certified teachers, trained to use Montessori Pedagogy and materials at this level, work with individual students and in small group instruction to further students’ cognitive development and 21st century skill acquisition. Elementary materials and experiences are designed to lead children towards abstraction and build their abilities to arrange, classify, apply, analyze, synthesize and evaluate information.
Teachers create Individualized Learning Plans for each child every week, children manage daily learning assignments and both collaborate with parents to draft and act on short and long-term learning and development goals. In addition to STEM, Reading Street, Ukulele and character building programs, children work on public service projects, participate in advanced enrichment programs and hold positions on various committees that support the direction of the school programs and special events. They are our campus leaders!