The Spanish Immersion Montessori School
The school program is designed for children who do not yet understand nor speak Spanish, and will suit those children who already have knowledge of the language. The program is for children ages 0 to 6 years old, and classes are split into three age groups. Children of these ages possess the ability to absorb the language and all aspects of one's culture and environment without effort or fatigue. This can apply to foreign language immersion just as their native language at home.
Our school provides an opportunity for children to learn Spanish through the experiences presented by a Montessori influenced curriculum. The curriculum utilizes the five distinct areas of the Montessori Approach throughout a school day, which are carefully chosen and applied to instill life-serving skills in our children, such as curiosity, initiative, concentration, decision-making and responsibility. As an aid to this period of child's self-construction, individual work is encouraged.
The Spanish environment surrounding our activities leads the child to develop a functional use of Spanish at the same time as practicing early childhood educational concepts. The curriculum also incorporates group activities to reinforce the fun of Spanish language in song, movement and games.
Class sizes are limited to enhance dialogue, improve retention, and are taught by native Spanish-speaking teachers.
Classes are available Monday to Friday with a minimum of two days attendance required per week for infants and preschoolers and 5 days attendance required for kindergarteners. Morning class
runs from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Before and after care is available from 7:30am to 6:00pm. The 2015/2016 school year runs from September 9th 2015 to June 3rd 2016. Next school year will
tentatively start on September 7th 2016.
Students may register at any time during the school year.