Infants (0-18 Mths)
The first years of a child’s life are times of intense and accelerated development. The child’s brain and intellect are racing. During this time, it is crucial that the child’s unique needs are met, that their growth is aided, that they encounter to obstacles, and they are given the time to explore their world.
18 Mths – 2 1/2 Yrs
The Toddler classroom is comprehensive, challenging and diverse. The environment is designed to allow the children to explore and develop concentration and coordination.
Children need to be able to explore and discover their surroundings as they are in the period of the ‘absorbent mind’. These children are curious about everything, as they are attracted to everything that stimulates their senses, which they are learning about through their surroundings.
Casa – JK/SK (2 1/2 – 6 Yrs)
The Casa classroom invites exactness, precision and an aesthetically pleasing environment in which the children learn to respect one another and the materials around them. The materials are purposeful, clean, neat and complete.
A Montessori environment is prepared for children from the age of 2 ½ to six years, together in one class, with materials appropriate for each level. The Casa classroom ratio is 8 children to 1 teacher. Children accomplish their goals and work independently by gaining confidence and practice in a particular skill. This classroom focuses on all five areas of the classroom: Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language and Cultural.
Elem.(Grades 1- Grade 6)
Montessori Academy of Windsor offers an exceptional Elementary School program for Grade 1 through 6. Our Elementary curriculum meets and/or exceeds the Ontario Curriculum requirements while using Montessori Method and Philosophy making the learning process fun and enjoyable for children. The curriculum includes Language, Mathematics, Cultural, Geography, History, Biology, Science, French, Chinese Mandarin, Art and Physical Education. The Elementary environment is a mixed-age group setting with learning materials appropriate for each age. The younger children learn from the older ones, while older students can teach and be role models for younger ones. Students work at their own pace, and the learning environment is designed to accommodate a wide range of interests, abilities, and learning styles. During the work cycle, the teacher circulates and gives lessons and other assistance to individuals or small groups of students. The Montessori Program is open to students with or without prior Montessori experience.
Elem. (Grades 6 to 8)
Applicants wishing to register their child in our Upper Elementary program are able to have their name added to our wait list.
Before and After School
MAW offers a Before (7:00 am – 9:00 am) and After School Program (3:30 pm-7:00 pm) serving the diverse needs of families for extended care. This program incorporates the characteristics of a Montessori environment such as freedom of choice, respect, exploration, movement and consistency. Teachers provide age-appropriate organized games and activities, offering a great time for students who are preparing for or ending their day at Montessori.
We are always happy to receive visitors and show them our programs. We invite you to tour our school and speak with our teachers to learn more about our programs. Please call to arrange an appointment (519) 967-9977