The 3 – 6 Year Old Class is the core of the Montessori program. The three-year age span nurtures the development of personality and social behavior as well as intellect. Children are able to work together with a variety of students as well as individually, learning to get along with others and share in the community. The indirect learning that occurs is invaluable. These classes offer the full array of Montessori materials in a carefully prepared environment. Children are encouraged to explore, discover, and grow using areas of language, practical life, sensorial, mathematics, geography, social studies, science, and more.
In this Renaissance Academy program children experience the highest quality of full day school. Students enjoy the wonderful Montessori preschool or kindergarten experience described here, then they socialize and have lunch with friends, play freely in our specially equipped play room as well as outdoors (weather permitting), take a rest break, and return to finish the day in Montessori style. Art, Music, Spanish, and creative activities are incorporated as part of this full, fun, learning day. After School Camp or Breakfast Time can be included at discounted rates.
Renaissance Academy Kindergarten can be the culmination of the three-year Montessori pre-elementary experience. It offers the beginning transition to elementary school while allowing children freedom to explore and expand their intense natural need for knowledge. Ideally, our kindergarten students will have attended the 3–6 Year Old Multi-age Montessori Class beginning at the age of 3 to take full advantage of this highly sensitive learning period. However, Kindergarten is often a child’s first experience in the world of Montessori, and at Renaissance we have a program specifically designed to provide to these students with a strong foundation in Montessori.