Our JK/SK Program
As part of our Casa Program, our classrooms are equipped with authentic Montessori materials for children up to 6 years old in preparation for grade one.
In non-Montessori schools, those years are defined or called JK and SK. Children in those programs traditionally spend one year in each group with other children of identical age.
In Montessori programs, children are grouped by 3 year age range. For example in our Casa program, we introduce the children to the Casa room between the age of 3 years old and 4 years old. The three year old then continues his learning path in the Casa room for an additional 2 years, so four years old and then five years old, up and until he/she is six or until he/she is of the age to start grade one. During their three year stay in the same room, with the same teacher, the children develop a strong sense of belonging, being part of a community or a family. The teachers create deep bonds with the children and learn to know the whole child throughout the three years of working with each child.
Joining Montessori at 4 years old or at 5 years old
We always recommend to parents to have their child join a Montessori program sooner than later, however, due to the way the Montessori classroom is set up, where each child works and develops at his/her own pace and creates his/her own learning path, children can join our program at any point. Our teachers will work with each child starting wherever they are on their learning journey!
Covid-19 Option for JK/SK Children
Many parents are interested in having their child join our program due to the pandemic and the fear of having their child exposed to too many children in other programs. We keep our groups small, have low teacher-child ratio and perform daily screening and temperature on-site of every child, parent and staff. See our Covid-19 page for more information on what else we are doing to keep the children safe.
Reduced Fees for JK/SK Children
We have reduced our registration fees for children joining our JK/SK program. For $975/month, your child can attend daily 9 am-3 pm. Included in the cost are 2 daily snacks and a hot lunch. For $75/month, your child can join our extended program, 7 am-6 pm daily which also includes another snack.