The Montessori method allows the child to explore and learn at their own pace with hands on and active lessons. It builds a solid academic foundation which allows the child to excel and remain at an advanced academic level. RPMA offers many opportunities for the child to expand knowledge of the world during the early years when they are motivated by spontaneous interest.
The practical life section is the most important area in the RPMA classroom. It is through these materials that the child develops the self-confidence, control and concentration essential for mastery of the other more advanced area of a Montessori class.
The language area contains many learning opportunities such as: learning the shapes and sounds of the letters, perfecting the fine motor skills for writing, vocabulary development, matching of words and pictures, silent reading, reading word lists, sentences, stories and learning parts of speech.
By using concrete materials during the early years, the child can learn the basic concepts of mathematics. Montessori education provides many materials to develop mathematical skills. Not only will the child be able to know quantities and systems but will understand the process of mathematical functions as well.
Science & Social Studies
Science and social studies are integral elements of the Montessori curriculum. Our program is designed to cultivate the child’s curiosity and determination to discover the truth for themselves. They learn how to observe patiently, analyze, and work at each problem.
The sensorial materials help the child to become aware of detail. Each of the activities isolate one defining quality, such as color, weight, shape, texture, size, sound and smell. It is in this area that math concepts are first introduced and internalized.