Classroom Facilities

In general, the Montessori system does not separate children into specific age groups, but rather encourages grouping by size and physical aptitudes. This mixed age grouping allows for a much greater flexibility in curriculum design and the meeting of individual needs. Free of the traditional grouping by ages, children in the Montessori classroom work at whatever level is appropriate. The children also learn from observing one another.​​​​​​​

The Montessori School on 11th Street is comprised of three groupings:
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NIDO (Infant) Building(6 weeks to 18 months)

The word  "NIDO" is derived from an Italian word meaning nest. Our NIDO program is designed to imitate that cozy nest-like environment by enveloping your child in a calm, comfortable, warm, and peaceful home atmosphere. We dedicate and entire building and trained staff for this purpose.

Our lead NIDO teacher is a LVN, and has a wealth of experience in her field. 

Our NIDO Program Promotes:

Languange Development
Self-Confidence
Independence
Social Participation
Self-Esteem
Belonging
Caring for the Community
A Positive Attitude Towards Learning
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Toddler Suite (18 months to 3 years)

Our toddlers enjoy a large suite of rooms with plenty of natural light. They are provided with child size furniture and a large inventory of training equipment and materials, which includes a large wall-mounted set of special manipulative boards that aid in hand/eye coordination development . Children are introduced to sensorial and practical life activities, as well as basic mathematics and phonics.

Our lead toddler teacher has a Bachelor in Elementary Education and over a decade of teaching experience. 
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Primary Facilities (3 - 6 years)

All the classrooms in the main building, with the exception of the Toddler Suite, are dedicated to our Primary Program. These Montessori activity and learning center rooms are specifically oriented to practical life, sensorial, language, and several sciences including geography, botany, and zoology. Mathematical activities aid the child in learning and understanding mathematical concepts. The Montessori materials and training equipment are openly stored on shelving and/or in cabinets for ready visibility and access by the children. A Montessori child learns to begin and complete individual tasks, and in general becomes mentally and physically organized. The Montessori teacher trains children in the use of all materials and helps them to become task oriented and organized.

Our lead primary teacher is a native Spanish speaker, has over two decades of educational experience, holds a bachelor's degree and AMS Montessori Early Childhood Credential.

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PLAYGROUND FACILITIES

The playground facilities are specifically selected to permit children to improve their motor skills and strength. One or more trained teachers and staff assistants are always in attendance to oversee activities and to ensure that all equipment is operated safely. The Montessori program teaches children to respect other children's time and activities. Learning social skills is a fundamental part of the Montessori curriculum.

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