The Stone Ridge Montessori Primary Program approaches students as the grown and intelligent individuals they are. The curriculum places an emphasis on interest driven education. Students are encouraged to work on lessons they are curious about, and by doing so, generally learn at a much faster pace.
Where traditional preschool programs typically manage children in heavily orchestrated and confined environments dominated by toys and quantified by rote memorization, the Stone Ridge Montessori Primary Program encourages children to engage in practical skills development based on initial prompts and guidance from highly trained professionals. Students are provided the tools to build and refine their own unique approaches to problem-solving.
Under the guidance of Montessori faculty, students work their way through the order and sequence of Montessori materials, within a thoughtfully prepared environment. The classroom itself is dynamic in nature, filled with academic lessons and materials designed to peak students’ curiosity, challenge their ability, and adapt to their varied interests.
Through a mixed age group environment, social and emotional growth, as well as values of independence and responsibility, are inspired. Core academic disciplines of math, language, science, practical life and sensorial serve as the foundation for the class curriculum.