St. Nicholas’ English Kindergarten was founded on the principles of the Montessori model, and the basic tenants of inclusion, student-led exploration and inquiry-based learning are implemented to this day.
Our teaching staff follows the Whole Child approach and strives to provide each student with individualized attention. A low teacher to student ratio allows instructors to tailor instruction to each child’s unique style of learning. At St. Nicholas’, your child will find his or her niche in an engaging, challenging and nurturing early childhood learning environment.
We incorporate Montessori’s philosophy into our 3 year curriculum, which includes all of the five areas: Language, Mathematics, Sensorial, Practical Life and Cultural. The Montessori Method is developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, scientist and educator, over 100 years ago and has experienced success around the world. It is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood, and fosters a child’s natural inclination to learn. Our classrooms are equipped with a full complement of specially designed Montessori learning materials, allowing children to learn via a hands-on approach.
Innovators not only learned early on to think different, they act different (and even talk different).
A Montessori education offers our children opportunities to develop their potential and promote a love of lifelong learning.