Within the Primary classrooms, you will find students from three to six years of age working in five areas: Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language and Cultural. This mixed age group environment is thoughtfully prepared and lends itself to peaceful exploration and discovery. Maria Montessori considered this Primary age the “sensitive period” for a child, and our experienced guides provide a beautiful, calm and welcoming environment for exploration and learning.
At MMS, our Practical Life area is an inviting welcome to our young Primary students. Our Primary guides have created a Practical Life environment rich with work that builds concentration, strengthens motor development, and it further develops independence. Within this area students will learn Care of Self, Care of Others, Care of the Environment, Control of Movement and Grace and Courtesy.
Our Primary classrooms offer an expansive Sensorial area that is a gift for the senses. In this area of the room, students will learn to use their senses to classify and organize their work. Geometry is introduced in the Sensorial area, and you will find students spend a great deal of time studying and comparing differences in the work as they explore.