SIMS Primary Program
Our qualified native Spanish speaker Montessori teachers provide a curriculum that’s individualized to meet your child’s
needs while also focusing on providing opportunities for your child to develop his natural interests and abilities.
Your child will benefit from the multi-age classrooms in which students learn and support each other while learning at their own pace. This allows children to find
activities in areas that excite them where they can thrive as they learn and grow.
Through collaborative learning, children in our program will learn skills for practical life, sensorial-refinement of their senses, language, mathematics, physical science, geography, and history. This unique approach allows your child to develop skills that will provide them with success throughout their lifetime.
Dr. Montessori, along with other developmental scientists, observed that the children’s development follows a path of successive stages, each with its own particular needs and dispositions—cognitive, social, physical, moral and emotional; and much occurs during each plane as preparation for the succeeding one. It follows then that the more fully the child realizes his potential in each plane, the stronger the foundation for the next stage of development. Each plane is divided into two sub-planes, on which Montessori classrooms are based 0-3 years; 3-6 years. Although entrance into the primary class is based on readiness, most children usually are ready between 2.9 and 3 years of age. Therefore, children spend 2 to 3 years in the primary
The first year of SIMS Montessori primary is an introduction to the new environment, language and social acclimation. A secure foundation of self-discipline, independent functioning, and self-confidence is formed. The second year is a consolidation of skills, knowledge, and growth
in competence and self-assurance.
The last years are ones of unfolding and mastery. This is the time you see traditional types of learning, such as reading, writing, and math come into to place. The third year in a Montessori classroom is also referred to as the leadership year. It can be helpful to think of first year children as the “explorers,” second year students as the “experimenters” and third year students as the “experts.”
These skills are actually a by-product of the more important foundational characteristics, such as independence, self-motivation, and concentration that the child has internalized and will possess throughout his lifetime.