“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”
– Dr. Maria Montessori
Hudson Country Montessori School unlocks the door of each child’s potential. In a mixed-age primary classroom, the kindergarten student is the natural leader, empowered to help and guide younger students. She learns through experience and he grows from each success. The environment is tailored to engage kindergarten students, build literacy, increase knowledge of the natural world, world cultures, arts and sciences. Teachers in the primary classroom are guides and teach for understanding. Students learn and value their independence and freedom. A Montessori kindergarten program offers a perfect pairing of environment and instructional materials that compliment the developmental stages of kindergarten students.
Literacy and Curriculum
HCMS makes use of the best materials available for our kindergarten students. We are uniquely positioned to incorporate components from both Montessori and traditional education to engage our young learners, ensure literacy, and provide a solid academic foundation for future success. Sensorial lessons moves students through sensory explorations that lay a foundation for mathematical skills and scientific inquiry. Math lessons move students from the concrete to the abstract and Language from the spoken to the written word to reading. Culture and Science opens the doors wide to student exploration of the world we live in. Weekly enrichment programs for our kindergarten students include:
- Physical Education
- Columbia Teachers College Reading & Writing Project
- Wordly Wise (vocabulary enrichment program)