Central Montessori Academy Programs
* Attention Parents of Preschoolers! *
Please check out Central Montessori Academy's NEW "Montessory My Way" flexible program offerings!
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The regular school day will be 8:30 - 4:00 PM. Extended day options are also available, beginning at 7:00 AM through 6:00 PM.
Pre-Primary programs typically run 5 days per week during regular school day hours; however, we do have flexible scheduling available with our Montessori My Way program, including half-day and partial-week options.
Information on our 2013 Summer Programs is now also available.
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(For a general curriculum overview, please click here: Curriculum)
Pre-Primary Program: Children 2 1/2 to 6 Years Old
Central Montessori Academy has carefully planned our pre-primary learning environments to foster children's natural desire to learn about the world around them. Children ages 2 1/2 -6 play an important role in their learning communities that are carefully constructed and organized by Montessori trained teachers. The activities (called “works” by the children) help them build skills in organization, concentration, coordination and independence. This learning is often considered to be “an education for life” in that these skills will largely determine children’s success in their lives. By guiding and directing the children though the areas of the pre-primary classroom (including language arts, mathematics, geography and science) the teachers help the children to build a strong foundation for all academic subjects and for becoming strong learners. Each child is honored as the unique individual they are, allowing each child to reach their highest potential. An atmosphere of respect, warmth and patience permeates the pre-primary classrooms. Pre-Primary Photos (Preschool & Kindergarten)
Lower and Upper Elementary Program: Students 6 to 12 Years Old
Our Montessori trained teachers have created elementary classrooms that are cheerful, industrious and scholarly places that inspire young students. Lessons and studies are presented to the children according to their own progress and development within the curriculum. Students are given - and take on -increasingly higher levels of independent and self-directed study with each academic year. Their studies include reading, writing, math, algebra, geometry, history, geography, world studies, social sciences, botany, zoology, anatomy and chemistry. The elementary years are a sometimes referred to as the period of culture, where children are eager to learn about their own cultural heritage and that of people around the globe. It is also a time of great imagination, which makes it possible to introduce subjects ranging from the study of microscopic creatures to the analysis of distances between galaxies. In the elementary program at CMA, the students begin their journey to become students of life and to further develop the skills and attitudes they will need to be lifelong curious, creative and disciplined learners as well as respectful and ethical leaders. Lower Elementary Photos (Grades 1-3) and Upper Elementary Photos (Grades 4-6)
Central Montessori Academy offers Spanish once per week for Pre-Primary students, as well as integrated "Spanish in the classroom" starting with the Lower Elementary grade levels (1st grade, and up). Elementary-aged students learn by using the award-winning Rosetta Stone(tm) program, supported by Spanish-language Montessori materials in the classroom. In addition, we offer a weekly Elementary Spanish Club, currently led by CMA's friend and "Spanish Instructor Emeritus," César Arellano ("Mr. C").
Age-appropriate exposure to technology begins at the Pre-Primary level, with teacher's enhancing lessons in the arts, sciences, music and literature using web-based media. Following the child, if a student asks about trumpets, a teacher can pull up a website about trumpets, and show the class a web-published video of a musician playing the trumpet, or even an actual trumpet concert. Moving into Lower Elementary, students begin learning basic keyboarding and mouse skills, and are introduced to using the web for research with close supervision and restricted access. In Upper Elementary, students bring their own device to class, and begin to prepare reports using open source document- and presentation-preparation software. They also begin to use the web more extensively for project research, again with teacher guidance.
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