7:30am: School opens
7:30am to 8.30am: Before-care
Students gently begin their day indoor with free play, manipulative activities, art, songs, and stories.
They enjoy special activities too - such as knitting and woodworking.
They are also encouraged to help set up the classroom for the day.
8:30am: Beginning of the regular school day
As children arrive, they are greeted at the door of their House (classroom). They hang up their coats and exchange their outdoor shoes for their indoor shoes.
8:30am to 11:30am: Morning work
Children explore the prepared environment, receive lessons and work independently. They choose their work from the different areas of the House.
They make individual work choices, work at their own pace, according to their unique interests and abilities
Students receive one-on-one lessons
During this period of time, children can have a self-serve morning snack in the snack area.
11:30am to 11:45 am: Morning circle time
The House guide (teacher) introduces the daily/weekly/monthly themes, read a book or give group presentations. The date and weather are also chartered.
11:45am to 12:30pm: Outdoor free play
Outdoor free play (weather permitted) or indoor group activities.
Both indoor and outdoor play is a mixture of structured and free play activities that help children engage in physical fitness, build strength and burn energy.
These activities promote balance and help develop the gross motor skills of our students.
12:30pm to 1:30pm: Lunch time
Children set the tables for lunch and are given the opportunity to socialize quietly during lunch.
After lunch, they help clean up and wash the dishes and then get ready for rest time or afternoon work.
1:30pm to 3pm: Nap/Rest time or Afternoon work
Montessori activities continue for the older students while the younger ones rest or nap.
3:00pm to 3.15pm: Afternoon circle time
Montessori work is put away, nappers are awakened, and the children gather for a short circle time. This is usually a favorite time for the children with songs, stories, and folktales.
3:15pm to 3:30pm: Additional outdoor free play (weather permitted) or indoor group activities
3:30pm: End of the regular school day – After-school begins
3:30pm to 4pm: Outside free play
4pm to 5:30pm: Group projects inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy
During this period of time, children can have a self-serve afternoon snack in the afternoon area.
5:30pm to 6pm: Free quiet play
Students end the day with some self-initiated free play and stories.
They also enjoy special activities too - such as knitting and woodworking.
6pm: School closes
All children must be picked up to enjoy some quality family time, rest and prepare for another beautiful day at school!
Children learn to take pride in what is theirs - their Primary House. Throughout the day, students take turns doing various chores such as watering plants, dusting shelves, sweeping floors, taking out the trash, washing tables and chairs, folding towels, washing dishes. Students enjoy learning how to do these activities and are proud of taking care of their House.