Our Montessori curriculum encourages children from a very young age to become independent, self-reliant learners. This area of the curriculum focuses on developing skills that allow the child to effectively control and deal with the social and physical environment in which he lives. There is a growing pride in being able to “do it for myself.” Practical life begins as soon as the young child enters school and continues throughout the elementary curriculum to more and more advanced tasks appropriate to the oldest students.
Almalja preschool and elementary program includes the following key curricular areas: Sensorial, English Language Arts, Mathematics and Geometry, Geography, Earth and Physical Science, Biology, History/Social Science, Arts and Crafts, Islamic Education and etiquettes, Practical Life, and Health and Physical Education.
The elementary program we offer will cover the following:
- Presentation of the formal scientific language of zoology, botany, biology, geography, geology, etc., exposing the child to accurate, organized information.
- The use of timelines, pictures, charts, and other visual aids to provide a linguistic and visual overview of the principles of each discipline.
- A mathematics curriculum presented with practical, hands-on materials that simultaneously reveal arithmetic, geometric, and algebraic correlations.
- Emphasis on open-ended research, self-directed reading, and in-depth study using primary and secondary sources as well as other materials.