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OurMission

Our Mission at White Pines Montessori Academy is to implement the philosophy and methods of education used by Dr. Maria Montessori.

To accomplish this, we have prepared an environment that is engaging and nurturing for each child, inspiring personal and academic excellence at each stage of development.

ourvision

At White Pines Montessori we establish and maintain accessible, quality Montessori education for all the children of our community.

The school encourages and assist children to reach their full potential and to play a responsible role in protecting the global environment as well as fostering peace and harmony.

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history of the Program

MARIA MONTESSORI METHOD OF EDUCATION

Dr Maria Montessori, Italian doctor and educator, believed in the worthiness, value and importance of children. Her method helps the child to develop self-discipline, independence, concentration and self-esteem. Maria Montessori’s method does not compare a child to standards used in a traditional education system, but rather follow each individual child and help them achieve their personal best. The “prepared environment” creates a certain order and allows children to learn at their own pace, with freedom of choice, thus encouraging self-motivation. For a grade school child, Montessori encourages the child to proceed at his or her own pace into abstract thinking, writing, reading, science, mathematics and most importantly to absorb his or her culture and environment.

School Profile

Programs
Before and After School:

The school opens at 7:00 AM for the students enrolled in the Before School Program and closes at 6:00 PM for students enrolled in the After School Program.

Full day toddler program:

This program is offered to children starting at 18 months of age. The toddler classroom has a ratio of 1 to 5 with a maximum of 14 students in the classroom. The program begins at 8:45 AM followed by one uninterrupted hour of work. At 10:00 AM, students enjoy a healthy snack and proceed to go outside for play time. Students enrolled in the Full Day Toddler Program take their lunch at 11:00 AM followed by nap time. In the afternoon, we offer a healthy snack followed by one uninterrupted hour of work. The Full Day Toddler Program ends at 3:30 PM.

The Toddler Program includes 20 minutes of French once a week and 30 minutes of Music once a week.

Half Day (Morning or Afternoon) and Full Day Casa Program:

This program is offered to children starting at 2 ½ to 6 years of age. Each Casa classroom has a ratio of 1 to 8 with a maximum of 24 students per class. The program begins at 9:00 AM followed by two uninterrupted hours of work. At 11:00 AM, students enjoy a healthy snack and all full day students proceed to go outside for play time. The Half Day Morning Program ends at 11:30 AM. Students enrolled in the Full Day Casa Program take their lunch at 12:00 AM followed by quiet time. The Half Day Afternoon program begins at 1:00 PM followed by two hours of work and a healthy snack. The Full Day and Half Day Afternoon programs end at 3:30 PM.

The Casa Program includes 30 minutes of French once a week and 30 minutes of Music once a week and Physical Activities.

Physical Education Program:

Physical Education classes are offered for 10 weeks for all levels. These classes are done in our premises by a Certified Physical Education Teacher.

Swimming Lessons are offered for 8 weeks for Casa students. These lessons are done at our local Community Centre by certified instructors.

Dance Classes are available for Casa students all year round. These classes run during the Afterschool program in our premises.