Primary: Ages 3 1/2 to 6

Primary Ages 3-6 YearsMontessori (Ivy League) has provided our child with a rich diversified learning experience that is able to rival any other system. Our daughter has exceled in social graces, language skills, phonics, reading, science, math, arts, and general knowledge since she started attending just under a year ago. She is excited about school and learning and we can tell that she is flourishing in a caring environment with wonderful teachers and administrators. Hope it can help others to find the light. - Kareen and Gawain Mundy (Parents)

Primary Years

Some goals of the Primary class are to adjust, stay more in Practical Life, Sensorial, Art, Music, initial sounds, initial exercises, counting 0-9, tracing, writing, Teen Board 1-20, short vowel words (Pink Series), intro to continents, puzzles, and science 3-part card matching, with emphasis in:

  • Science and Nature
  • Music and Movement
  • Cooking and Nutrition
  • Cultural Understanding
  • History
  • Geography
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics

Children are also introduced to:

  • Grace & Courtesy
  • Independence
  • Self Control
TIMEA TYPICAL PRIMARY DAY AT MONTESSORI IVY
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Early Arrival
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Montessori Time (3 hours uninterrupted learning time)

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

9:15 AM – 11:00 AM Snack Time

During this time, children may choose to eat a healthy snack when they are hungry

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Playground (large motor activities)
11:30 AM -  12:00 PM Line Time

Greeting, Pledge of Allegiance, Calendar, Oral Learning, Story Time, Music, Movement Activity, Foreign language, and Art

12:00 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch Time

Grace & Courtesy,  Table Manners, and Social Emotional

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Half Day Dismissal
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Nap Time

Work time for students who don’t nap (4 years and up)

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Independent Montessori work

Children continue their work from morning time and teacher has the opportunity to work one-on-one with children.

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Writing Lab and Computer Lab
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Music, Spanish, Art
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Full Day Dismissal/Extended Day/Aftercare