Countryside Montessori follows the Montessori philosophy. The Montessori Method was established over 100 years ago in Italy by Dr. Maria Montessori who had a fine ability to observe children and studied their learning processes which evolved into a unique and alternative method of education. An education where children of different age groups and learning styles are joined together in a supportive community, where correcting is done in a positive way, and movement is always present.
Please take a moment to watch a video on the Montessori philosophy.
The lead teacher of each of our classrooms holds an Accredited Montessori degree.
There are two types of classrooms here at CMS: two toddler classrooms (ages 18 months to 3 years) and two primary classrooms (ages: 3 years to 6 years old)
The Primary classroom topics are divided into different areas:
Practical Life: Here the child practices everyday activities such as zippering to develop fine motor skills.
Sensorial: Here you will find activities that perfect the different senses such as grading cubes.
Mathematics: This includes hands-on number activities such as bead counting.
Language: Activities here increase vocabulary and practice writing and reading.
Geography: Here you will find Earth science activities and wooden puzzle maps.
Science: This includes study of parts of the body, animals and life cycle of the tree.
Art: Skills are practiced to perfect the hand for writing.
Music: Children listen to composers, sing and play instruments.
Countryside Montessori School - Toddler through First Grade