A Montessori Education

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  • Toddler 18 months - 3 years

  • Primary 3-6 Years

Curious Learners in a Prepared Environment

Children as young as 18 months old begin their first days at Alcuin in the Montessori Early Childhood program. 
These young learners bring with them insatiable curiosity and a mind that absorbs every detail of the world around them. The Montessori classroom environment is uniquely designed and meticulously prepared so that children may explore, inquire, and experience the intrinsic joy of learning. Students in each classroom are fully supported by a trained Montessori Guide and Assistant, both of whom are always present to students.

In every Early Childhood and Primary classroom, natural light is plentiful, and each room is connected to an extension garden where children are invited to learn about the natural world. In the classroom, tables, chairs, pitchers, mops and even toilets are appropriately sized, allowing children to become active participants in the care of their own environment. Montessori refers to this as Practical Life. As children become more confident in Practical Life skills, their desire for independence grows. The theme for students at this age is, “Help me do it myself.” 

A Look Inside the Classrooms

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  • Toddler Classrooms

    18 months – 3 years
  • Primary Classrooms

    3 years – 5 years
  • Mixed Age Classrooms

    • Allows for the development of leadership
    • Younger students watch and learn from older classmates 
    • Older children give lessons to younger children
    • Deep bonds based on trust develop between Guides, Assistants and students

Montessori Mondays

  • Montessori Monday: Freedom and Discipline

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  • Montessori Monday: Literacy Development in the Primary Classroom

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  • Montessori Monday: How the Magic Happens

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  • Montessori Monday: Toilet Learning

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  • Montessori Monday: Handwriting

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  • Montessori Monday: Lower Elementary

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  • Montessori Monday: Toddler Experience

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  • Montessori Monday: How Alcuin Supports the Development of the Traits that Allow Children to Thrive

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  • Montessori Monday: Summertime

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  • Montessori Monday: Intrinsic Motivation and Perseverence

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  • Montessori Monday: Preparing your Home Environment

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  • Montessori Monday: Language progression in the Montessori Environment

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  • Montessori Monday: The Mathematical Mind

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  • Montessori Monday: Freedom and Responsibility

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  • Montessori Monday: Parent-Teacher Conference - What to expect

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  • Montessori Monday: Practical Life

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  • Montessori Monday: Mixed Age Classrooms and the importance of the 3-year-cycle

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  • Montessori Monday: Sensorial Curriculum

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  • Montessori Monday: A Look at Elementary

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  • Montessori Monday: Portrait of a Transitioning Toddler with Stephanie Ward

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