We offer Casa (Pre-K, JK, SK) and elementary programs from ages 2½ to 12 years. Our Casa program is licensed under the Ministry of Education and our Elementary program is registered under the Ministry of Education.
KWMS meets the highest standard for providing an authentic Montessori education and is an Accredited Member in good standing.
Our programs are CCMA Accredited. Each Classroom is fully equipped with a full assortment of Montessori materials, according to the age level, of the students. Our bright, spacious, and stimulating classrooms provide a natural sequence of specialized materials and activities through which children can progress at a rate best suited to their individual needs.
The programs offered are divided into three year cycles: ages 2½ – 6 years, 6-9 years and 9-12 years. The Montessori curriculum for each level is based on a three year cycle where the children progress from one year to the next working through the age-appropriate materials. All of our programs are enhanced by instruction in French, physical education, art and music.
Our teaching faculty are specially trained from AMI / MACTE certified programs.
They are an essential link between the student and the Montessori environment.
The primary role of the teacher is to ensure that the program meets the needs of every individual child.
Montessori teachers are trained to observe the child in order to determine each child’s developmental and academic needs. They present appropriate materials and lessons when it is suitable for each child.
RECE teaching assistants and specialty teachers who are not Montessori trained are required to become familiar with the Montessori philosophy and are encouraged to enroll in Montessori workshops or courses.
KWMS is committed to facilitating the development of the “whole child” through nurturing, encouragement and guidance. We provide a specialized secure environment allowing for the fulfillment of the potential of each child and fostering a lifelong love of learning, independence and self-worth.
KWMS has over 44 years of providing a trusted, inclusive Montessori program while valuing the individuality of each child. By making the most of our close knit “small” school community, children are given the best care and attention throughout the entire day which allows us to develop positive, long-lasting relationships with the children and their families. We create a unique learning environment in which every child learns in a prepared and peaceful environment. Our faculty is caring, highly trained professionals who passionately aid in developing self-confidence and self-esteem at every stage of a child’s development.
The Montessori philosophy and method was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. Through careful observation Maria Montessori found that children progress through several distinct stages of development.
The curriculum promotes the development of the whole child. The goal of the method is to inspire a child’s own natural desire to learn while developing important life skills. The Montessori method involves using specific materials that appeal to the child so that they are invited to learn. The materials are self-correcting and allow each child to repeat and refine their skills.
Children are able to progress at their own rate without being pressured to meet the needs of others. The child can follow his/her own interests in an environment that promotes respect for self and others.