A Montessori Program with a Traditional Overlay

Montessori prepared environments and credentialed staff come together to form the developmental and academic foundation of our school. Traditional exercises in the areas of language, mathematics, science, art and cultural subjects combined with early exposure to geography, history, botany, zoology and physical science lay a foundation for future academic learning. All of our pre-school and kindergarten classes are prepared to teach reading and math skills through the early elementary level. Montessori manipulative phonics, math, reading, and language materials allow children to learn while satisfying their need for movement. Our Montessori kindergarten classes offer a high movement environment with a more focused reading and math curriculum as well as instruction in conversational Spanish.

A Warm, Loving Environment

A warm and loving environment is so essential to the growth of young children that we have made each child’s need to feel secure and valued our number one priority. Every teacher has developed the skills necessary to nurture a child while subtly encouraging independence. e proper balance of these two points is vital to each child’s development.

Creative Arts and Crafts/Music Training

Exploring color, texture, structures and techniques through various art media present each child the opportunity to work creatively. Weekly music classes provide ear training, note reading, rhythm, singing and ensemble participation as well as the use of percussion instruments.

Physical Education

Our physical-motor curriculum includes music and movement, yoga, games and sports as well as optional dance and gymnastics classes. The goal of the movement program is to contribute to the child’s balanced development by helping to improve coordination, agility, endurance and self-discipline.

Character Education

Our character education curriculum is designed to encourage the development of a strong moral foundation. Children are presented with universally accepted principles and encouraged to implement them at school and at home. Honesty, courage, friendliness, patience, courtesy, valuing oneself and serving others are typical principles presented through stories, real life examples and practical exercises.

Cultural Studies

Our cultural studies program encourages an attitude of appreciation and respect for the vast cultural diversity we see around us. Children learn that despite outer differences, people around the world are very much the same. Faith, a loving family unit, and a sense of community are common threads throughout the world’s cultures. Our use of non-sectarian prayer allows each child to come to school complete with his or her own religious and cultural background.

Technology

Our kindergarten classrooms enjoy the benefits of having a computer for hands-on study. Bright graphics and quick verbal (or sound) responses holds a child’s interest while providing a variety of multi-media learning experiences.

Imaginative Play

Special indoor and outdoor areas are dedicated to your child’s imagination. Unstructured time provides children an opportunity to express individual interests, feelings and fears through play. By observing such play, our teachers frequently gain new insight in how to meet the needs of a child. Children have access to a variety of imaginative play equipment such as household goods, construction tools, blocks, dress-up trunks, and puppet theaters as well as an outdoor trike track and sand areas. Play equipment, garden plots and nature areas round out the opportunities for your child to express his individuality.

Our Commitment to You

Our curriculum is the product of an ongoing effort to provide children with a balanced foundation of academic excellence, physical fitness, and moral strength at an early age. Our intent is to enter into a partnership of true support with the families we serve. Each member of our staff is aware of our commitment to serve your child with a vision of the adult he will someday become.

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Manchester Campus

  • 3616 Manchester Ave
  • Encinitas CA 92024
  • Ph: 760-942-1111

Encinitas Blvd Campus

  • 2155 Encinitas Blvd
  • Encinitas CA 92024
  • Ph: 760-942-2224
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