Soraya Montessori Academy offers Pre-Primary, Transition, and Primary education programs. Across all three of our programs, we teach seven essential subjects and skills that your child needs to reach their full potential when starting grade school. These subjects/skills are practical life, sensorial, math, language, science, geography, music, and art.
Practical life is designed to instill self-confidence, independence, self-esteem, and most importantly self control. These are characteristics that play a critical role in subsuquent intellectual growth. These concepts are developed through a number of activities such as pouring, sweeping, cleaning, and setting the table, and much more.
Sensorial activities develop sensory skills. Some of the materials involved deal with pattern completion, gradation, and imitation. The child explores shape, color, weight, texture, and aroma through a series of sensorial materials. A sense of order is found in these materials and the child acquires the joy of learning that their environment also has order.
The Montessori mathematical materials isolate each concept and introduce it to the child in a concrete form using manipulative equipment. Children first learn to associate each numerical symbol with the proper quantity. The child progresses one step at a time to a more abstract understanding of the concept of artithmatic.
The language materials include objects and pictures to be named, matched, labeled, and classified to aid vocabulary development. Sandpaper letters allow the child to feel and see the alphabet, while the moveable alphabet leads the child towards reading. Once the child begins to blend sounds to make words, a variety of materials are available. Ranging from simple three-letter short vowel sounds to materials designed to teach long-vowel sounds, phonograms, and parts of speech. A wide variety of reading materials are used to gain proficiency and a love of language.
SCIENCE (Zoology and Botany)
Science activities are nature-based, and include the study of vertebrate and invertebrate animals, a variety of plant types, and environments around the world that support this wide range of flora and fauna.
Children are given and introduction to physical and cultural geography through the use of wooden and sanded globes, puzzles, maps, and more.
Music includes all ranges to help children develop an ear for music as well as more formal instruction on rhymes, moving to music, and practicing duplicating rhythms.
The art curriculum introduces the children to different types of media such as paint, watercolors, markers, crayons, and much more.
*SPANISH is also taught everyday as part of the curriculum.