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THE LEARNING VILLAGE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

Our Curriculum

THE MONTESSORI METHOD

Designed by Italian scientist Maria Montessori in the mid-1900's, the Montessori philosophy is a hands-on curriculum that provides individualized learning to fit the needs of every child. Montessori believed children were like "sponges" absorbing everything through the senses from his/her environment. The Montessori environment serves to provide a learning opportunity that nurtures the child's natural curiosity.

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THE MONTESSORI ENVIRONMENT

CHALLENGING

The Montessori classroom is filled with materials that meet the developmental needs of the child at every level and age within the range. The accessibility of materials encourages the child to strive to try new and challenging things.

HANDS-ON

The young child is engaged in learning through the stimulation of his/her environment. All the Montessori materials are designed to be held, explored, and manipulated. The young child learns best through the work of the hands.

STRUCTURED

The Montessori classroom represents structure through the sequence of materials. All the Montessori work is process-driven and precise. The structured environment provides the necessary stability for the child to learn.

THE MONTESSORI CURRICULUM

  • Practical Life

    The Practical Life area includes activities that help the child to be independent as well as the development of concentration, coordination, order. Independence helps to build a child’s desire to try new things, and to be motivated to learn.
     

  • Sensorial

    The purpose of the Sensorial materials is to refine and develop the senses of the child. This includes the visual, tactile, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, and sterognostic sense.

  • Language

    The Language area includes the development of written and expressive language in the child. Children develop a foundation in phonics to prepare for reading. Advanced language includes spelling, grammar, and creative writing.

  • Mathematics

    The Math curriculum introduces the child to number. Children are introduced to the association of quantity and symbol to prepare for work with the decimal system and mathematical operations. Children also build recognition of numbers from 1-1000.

  • Science

    The science curriculum introduces the child to life and physical sciences, and provides a foundation for understanding life and how things work. Important skills in exploration, experimentation, and classification are developed. 

  • Geography

    The geography curriculum introduces the child to the world they live in as well as exposure to the rest of the world. Children learn about other countries and their traditions and gain respect for other cultures.

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47722 Saulty Dr. Potomac Falls,  VA 20165

Tel: 703-404-4200

Email: headofschool@lvsva.com