Before deciding to enroll your child in a private school, you will most likely want to check out the various options available to you. Most private schools have a philosophy upon which their program is built and it is important that the school you choose for your child is built upon a philosophy you understand and approve of. Accredited Montessori Elementary Programs, unlike programs in other private schools, are structured to meet the needs of each student on an individual level.
Seamless transition from start to finish
If your child is entering grade 1 and is already reading, writing in cursive and doing four operations in math, most schools will not be set up to address the needs of your child. “For children with strong learning skills, an accredited Montessori Elementary Program can help engage them and help them achieve success throughout their school years by setting up individualized learning that keep children engaged from Children’s House right up to graduation,” says Ann Bianco-Harvey, Director, Marketing and Communications for TMS School. “At TMS, we carefully map our efforts to ensure flow and eliminate gaps and overlaps.” The Elementary Montessori curriculum was, in fact, designed especially for students coming up from Children’s House to ensure a shared knowledge of the entire curriculum from 18 months to 18 years.
Attention to individual needs and progress
In the Montessori system of accredited schools, teachers in the Children’s House and Elementary teachers meet to discuss the individual needs of each student who is transitioning from one level to the next. For example, Children’s House students who are already reading, writing in cursive and doing four operations in math are prepared to move towards reading for comprehension, writing to communicate ideas and using their math to solve real problems in grade 1.
If you feel that the Montessori approach to individual learning is right for your child, or if you wish to get more information, contact TMS School at www.tmsschool.ca.