Our Casa program provides a prepared environment for children ages 3 to 6 years of age. The didactic materials used in the classroom are based on the pedagogy developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, and aid the child in the learning process.

Spontaneous and self-directed learning is fostered in this non-competitive environment. Children are free to work independently or in collaboration with peers, gaining important social skills. Self-esteem and confidence develop as children explore the materials and master important developmental skills.

The Casa classroom is a prepared environment designed to stimulate interest and exploration.

Through the use of the unique Montessori materials, children learn by associating abstract concepts with sensorial experiences. Hands and mind work together; doing and manipulating, rather than simply observing.

As the children become engaged in activities, they begin to develop concentration, attention to detail and self-discipline while working towards completion of tasks.

Courtesy, as well as respect for others and the environment, are important aspects of daily classroom life.

Our Casa students also take part in daily French lessons and outdoor physical activity.

The core of the learning experience comes from five areas of the classroom that the child will work within, all containing physically and mentally engaging materials.

“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the period from birth to the age of six.”


Why do Casa classrooms combine students between the ages of 3 and 6 instead of separating them, as in other educational settings?

In this multi-age setting, our students learn from each other and because of each other.

Younger children get a chance to look ahead and see what is coming next by watching the older children. Older children have the opportunity to reinforce their knowledge by sharing it with the younger children.

Assisting their teachers, the older children serve as role models and mentors for the younger students in the class.

As children progress within the group, their confidence grows along with their expanding knowledge.


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