Pre-primary Section

We set high academic standards asking students to do more than that of which they are capable by consistently stressing at all levels on the importance of careful work and accomplishment. The standard of education is not based upon the quantity of work done but on the satisfaction work done well for its own sake. The curriculum is designed to build a supportive environment for the unhurried mind to move steadily towards pursuit of excellence.

Practical Life :

To facilitate and encourage a sense of independence we teach a wide range of practical life skills appropriate to the child's level of development.

Children practise tasks of daily life such as spooning, pouring, grating, lacing, buttoning, preparing and serving food. The activities in Practical Life are numerous, varied and always a favorite of the Children. These activities are designed to help the children gain a sense of order, concentration, coordination, independence and refinement of their small motor skills. Field trips to reinforce classroom teaching, extensive use of Montessori equipment, experiential learning whenever possible and stimulating conversation are some of the ways through which basic concepts are introduced and clarified.

Sensorial Experience :

Children use and sharpen their five senses as they learn about the fundamental properties of the environment they learn about shape, size relationship, weight, texture, sound and the like as they match, sort or grade various materials according to their properties. These activities help prepare children for the tasks of mathematics and science, among others.

Science :

Children learn about the environment as they study various kinds of plants, animals, inanimate objects and events in nature. The children have the opportunity to carry out simple experiments and are introduced to some of the basic classifications that they will encounter and develop in more depth as they academically progress.

Language :

This includes materials extending from pre-reading and pre-writing to reading, writing and grammar activities. The classroom is a language-rich environment and we nurture the children's innate interest and sensitivity to mastering language. We help them develop the listening and writing strategies they will need for future academic pursuits. In a Montessori classroom, the children learn the phonetic sound of letters before they learn the alphabetical names in a sequence because these are the first sounds that children hear in words that they need to know in order to read. Children absorb a limitless wealth of impressions, taking in all the elements of the world around them.

Mathematics :

Mathematics in the Montessori classroom is based on a combination of sensorial materials and language classification. The materials have been especially designed to enable the student to concretize mathematical concepts. The child works first with the quantities. Later on with the symbol for quantities, culminating with exercise association of the quantity with its symbol. The child performs the basic arithmetic processes of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Geography :

We nurture a curiosity about and build respect for the physical and cultural diversity of our planet as we learn through a variety of materials and activities about the continents, culture and people.

History :

History helps children develop an awareness of time and the way we measure time as they work with timelines. We also include activities designed to enhance children's awareness of themselves as beings that develop and change with time.
Cultural study enables the child to relate to his immediate environment and appreciate the customs and traditions followed in the society in which he lives.

The Visual and Performing Arts Programme :

We strive to maintain the great joy a child finds in creating something of his/her own. This includes pre-writing activities, as well as a variety of opportunities for creative expression and experimentation with different media and processes. The importance of the process is stressed during this time, not the end product itself. Children receive individual lessons on their interest and readiness, thus progressing at their own rate from simple to complex tasks.

The Visual and Performing Arts programme which encompasses fine art, craft, origami, creative drama, music and dance fosters art and music appreciation.

Our Curriculum covers more than Mathematics, Language, History, Geography and Science taught in traditional schools. Drill in these basic subjects is accomplished in a variety of creative activities. This relieves boredom that often leads to withdrawal of interest or rebellion