Curriculum

Our classroom is divided into 5 areas:

1. The Practical Life Exercises present the skills of caring for one’s environment and person. Adults may consider tasks like dusting, polishing, and washing to be ordinary, but to the child they are special and empowering. They provide the child with the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way to family life and the society and encourage their independence. During these exercises, emphasis is placed on performing with efficient movement and coordination.

2. The Sensorial Materials are designed to help increase the child's perception of colour, size, shape, texture, weight, and more. The child develops a keen eye for discriminating similarities, differences and gradations.

3. The Language Arts Exercises begin by providing a precise naming vocabulary for the things, people, and scenarios around the child. The student starts to discern the different sounds in words by listening to songs, poems, and stories. As the vocabulary is enriched, the letter symbols and their corresponding sounds are introduced naturally. Our reading curriculum emphasizes the development of a strong phonics background in coordination with a meaningful sight-reading vocabulary.

4. Mathematics Skills are naturally hands-on because children like to touch and move objects as they count them. Our students explore the basic math operations by using colourful materials to count, combine, separate, and share quantities. As the children advance, they discover many number concepts such as sequencing, addition, multiplication, subtraction, division, fractions, telling time and problem-solving strategies.

5. The Cultural Activities provide enrichment in the various areas of Science, Social Studies, Art and Music. These areas are a natural extension of the classroom, capitalizing on the child’s innate curiosity and creativity. The students foster an appreciation for the world around them through their cultural investigations and experiences.