The Montessori curriculum is interdisciplinary-subjects are studied as together, not in isolation. This integrated curriculum offers the child learning opportunities which result in a strong foundation in the Core subject areas: Language Arts (reading, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, handwriting, and creative writing), Social Studies (history, geography and cultures), Science, and Math. It is worth noting that while the division of the world into these separate “subjects” is perhaps a convenient way to write about our work at school, it is not the way children experience it. The curriculum complies with all expectations regarding Minnesota’s new Academic Standards.
The Montessori classroom allows children to take responsibility for their own education in a “prepared environment.” Within a framework of order, children are free to choose the activities that will assist them in their process of self construction. The classroom contains self correcting, sequenced Montessori materials.