School Day Schedule 2017-18

8:00 am
Children arrive for community breakfast

8:45-11:45 am
Morning work period (integrated, hands-on experiences in language, math, geography, arts, music, and practical life)

11:45 am
Half day dismissal

11:45 am-1:45 pm
Outside time and family-style lunch in classroom

1:45-3:45 pm
Afternoon work period and napping for younger children

3:45 pm
Transition to extended day activities or dismissal

3:45-6:00 pm
Extended day activities in the Montessori environment, including practical life, gardening, cooking, music, and arts

6:00 pm
Evening pick-up

Activities offered during early morning and extended day periods provide academic, social, and cultural enrichment for students.

The extended day period extends the structure, warmth, and discovery-based nature of the Montessori prepared environment into the late afternoon. Emphasis shifts from the core work of the Montessori curriculum to more informal activities associated with practical life, arts integration, and other enrichment. Examples of extended day activities include: gardening, cooking, handwork, service projects, and outdoor play. All students are offered a light, healthy snack.


 

Primary

Each classroom has one lead Montessori teacher and one Montessori assistant.

The primary classroom is full of hands-on learning materials that inspire exploration in all areas of the curriculum.

These materials are organized sequentially. Building upon one another, the materials move children from simple to complex concepts.

The Montessori primary curriculum is designed to foster core executive functions such as inhibitory control, cognitive flexibility, judgment, collaboration, and leadership.

In the primary classroom, students complete an integrated curriculum that includes:

  • Language
  • Math
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Sensorial
  • Practical Life
  • Music and Art

Breakthrough Montessori offers five primary classrooms for students ages three through six.


 

Lower Elementary

Breakthrough Montessori will offer lower elementary starting in the 2018-19 school year.

Our lower elementary classrooms will serve children in first, second, and third grades (ages six through nine).

The Montessori elementary curriculum encourages children to explore their world and the interconnectivity of the universe. The curriculum interweaves academic disciplines so students learn to make connections across different fields, including:

  • Language arts (phonics, spelling, grammar, sentence analysis, foreign language, creative and expository writing, and literature)
  • Mathematics (arithmetic, algebra, and geometry)
  • Science (natural sciences, physical sciences, and environmental sciences)
  • Social sciences (history, civics, economics, anthropology, sociology, and geography)
  • Aesthetic Development (music, drama, and visual arts)

 

Upper Elementary

Breakthrough Montessori will offer upper elementary starting in 2021-22.

Our upper elementary classrooms will serve students in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades (ages 9-12).

Students continue the elementary curriculum, which focuses on the complexity of the universe and the interdisciplinary nature of human society and civilization. As students transition to abstract thinking, they work less with Montessori materials and begin to demonstrate their learning through projects, research, and performances.


 

Special Education

Breakthrough Montessori welcomes all students and fully supports students with special needs. 

Breakthrough Montessori welcomes all students and fully supports students with special needs.  We are committed to providing an inclusive learning community where every child develops his/her full potential.

Breakthrough Montessori is committed to early intervention aimed at identifying and resolving learning challenges. Research confirms that an active, structured learning environment that is responsive to each child’s interests and abilities frequently reduces the need for special education services in the future.


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