Daggett Montessori offers a kindergarten through 8th grade program based on the highly successful Montessori philosophy and methodology. Montessori-trained teachers guide the child’s natural love of learning in a carefully prepared environment where beauty and orderliness are emphasized. Multi-grade classrooms allow students to learn through reinforcement and peer interaction, while the use of work plans emphasizes time management and responsibility. As students work through the challenging, enriched curriculum, the unique individuality of each child is respected and appreciated.
Daggett Montessori boasts a safe and warm campus where students move about via the campus courtyard. A welcoming and fun library, outdoor pavilion and open green space are characteristics of this unique setting. Beautifying the campus are several gardens, cared for by classes who are learning responsibility and participating hands-on in the science of life.
THE MONTESSORI LEARNING ENVIRONMENT IS CHARACTERIZED BY:
- Three cornerstones are: teacher observation, the prepared environment and cultivation of the inner discipline of the child
- Multi-aged, multi-graded, heterogeneous grouping of students (after kindergarten, classrooms consist of 1st/2nd/3rd grade students, then 4th/5th) with individual, small group and whole class lessons and activities
- Large blocks of uninterrupted time that provide opportunities for depth and complexity of work and enhance critical thinking skills
- Enriched challenging curriculum accompanied by a diverse set of Montessori materials provides opportunities to explore and research in the areas of geometry, algebra, geography, science, history, technology, zoology and botany
- Opportunities to participate in University Interscholastic League, Invention Convention, science and history fairs, Whiz Quiz, Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, Student Council, National Junior Honor Society and the Renzulli Learning System