Infant Montessori Programmes (0-3) – from birth to 3, are provided in several different formats:
- Ante-natal classes are given for expectant mothers and their partners.
- Toddler and Mother classes for mothers to learn with their child how to use an environment specially prepared for a child of this age, under the guidance of a Montessori trained adult. The class focus on how to observe the child and how to offer appropriate activities.
- Nido are provided for children between the ages of two and fourteen months.
- Infant Communities are provided from fourteen months to three years and focus is given to movement, language and independence.
Children’s House (3-6) – between the ages of 3 and 6. The Montessori environment is called the Children’s House. Children coming from an Infant Community move into this environment between the ages of 2 1/2 and 3, as and when they show they are ready.
Montessori Elementary (6-12) – Montessori elementary school provides an environment for children between the ages of 6 and 12.
Montessori Secondary (12-15) – The programme inspired by Montessori for adolescents between 12 and 15 is called the Erdkinder, meaning ‘children of the earth’.
Montessori High School (15-18) – At 15 adolescents can then move on to the Montessori High School where they will extend their academic study and take a school leaving qualification.