INFANT

6 weeks – 14 months

The infant Montessori Community is designed to meet the developmental needs of babies six weeks to 14 months. The Infancy Directress maintains flexibility in the daily routine to meet the diverse needs of the very young child. The infant classroom is a safe nurturing space encompassing all areas of infant care, including movement, sleeping, feeding, outdoor exploration, and cognitive and social experiences. Emphasis is placed on the appointment of the environment, which includes a variety of mobiles, light reflecting prisms, textural objects, pleasing sounds and age appropriate Montessori materials. 

Program Offerings

•5 Day Program

TODDLER 

14 months – 2 years

Our transition consists of children ages approximately 14 months to 2 years of age. The classroom helps our young children strengthen their gross motor skills while preparing them to enter a classroom with a more structured routine. During these months the children prepare to move from complete adult dependency to the independence of working on everyday life skills in our Pre-Primary community. Here children discover the true joy of learning through sensory exploration, Montessori exercises, motor skill refinement, music, art and social interactions, which prepare your child for the Pre-Primary and Primary classrooms. Their schedule consists of balancing work time, outside time, snack, rest and play.

Program Offerings

•5 Day Program

PRE-PRIMARY

2 years – 3 years

Our Pre-Primary community consists of children ages 2 years to 3 years. Our Pre-Primary classroom creates a sense of community where children at an early age learn to help others and be helped in return. During these years the children move from complete adult dependency to the independence of the preschool years. Here children discover the true joy of learning through sensory exploration, Montessori exercises, motor skill refinement, music art and social interactions, which prepare your child for the Primary years. Under the direction of their Montessori Guide, your child will follow a relaxed schedule balancing work time, outside time, snack, rest and play.

Program Offerings

• 5 Day Program

PRIMARY

3 – 6 years

Smithville Montessori Academy II's  primary classroom offers a 3-year Montessori curriculum where children will become more independent.  Working in a beautiful, engaging environment, your child benefits from individualized lessons tailored to meet their academic and developmental needs. Our multi-age classes create a supportive family atmosphere where children work independently or in small groups and provides opportunities for older children to learn to help with younger children. The activities provided aid in development of coordination, concentration, order and independence.  Our classroom materials are manipulative and engage the child in exploration and study of numbers, phonetics, writing and reading skills. The classroom offers a variety of cultural subjects such as; history, science, geography and art.   

Program Offerings

• 5 Day Program

• 5 Half-Day Program

• 3 Day Program

• 2 Day Program

 

KINDERGARTEN

5 years

Smithville Montessori Academy II's kindergarten program is an environment in which the child will learn on his/her own. In regular schools the lessons will be tutored by the teacher at her own pace. The child has to memorize the lessons and write tests without knowing if he/she got the point.

Our program allows the child to learn things at his/her own pace while at the regular school, the lessons needs to be completed at a particular time frame.

In Montessori, the teacher is a guide who’ll support on 1-on-1 basis, whereas in a traditional schools the teacher had to go ahead with the lessons on the same pace with all the students. In this case, the teacher will not be sure if all the students had understood the lesson fully.

Montessori children learn from lessons with love and satisfy their hunger for knowledge, this improves their self-esteem. Traditional learning is standard and the children will learn as it’s mandatory.

The above said differences are very basic ones to decide which one is different. I strongly recommend Montessori should be the only concept for early education of a child.

Our classroom materials are manipulative and engage the child in exploration and study of numbers, phonetics, writing and reading skills. The classroom offers a variety of cultural subjects such as; history, science, geography and art.   

Program Offerings

• 5 Day Program

• 5 Half-Day Program

• 3 Day Program

• 2 Day Program

 

SCHOOL AGED 

6 – 12 years

Smithville Montessori Academy II offers a before and after school program to children ages 6 through 12 years.  Children that attend the Smithville public schools will be transported by SMA to Maple and Eagle Heights.  Horizon Elementary students will be picked up and dropped off by the public school bus system. 

 

During the summer months, SMA II offers a full time summer program where the children go on field trips, enjoy outdoor time and work on crafts, science experiements and many other activities. 

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Program and Offerings

• Before and After School

• Summer 

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