Montessori School Age Program. (age 3-6)

We support children age 3-6 years to acquire academic and social skills by giving them the tools they need before school entry. Important goals of programs for children ages 3-6 years are to help them to acquire social skills and giving them the tools they need before school entry.

About Sandpipers Montessori School Age Program

3-6 year-olds

Sandpipers School is the first school in Grenada to use a research based balanced curriculum compromised of Montessori and traditional methodologies. The academic program includes Montessori morning work periods using manipulatives and “hand on learning”. The afternoon work period utlizies workbooks and worksheets to further apply the concepts.  In addition to meeting  international standards for math, literacy and cultural studies. our teachers also focus on individual child development and social-emotional development. 

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Themed Units

EXPLORE NYC DOE  Sandpipers has retained the right to use the New York State (NYC DOE)  “Pre-K for all; Explore Program”. This program provides an outline for our ten themed units each month. 

themed units

Reading and Writing

Jolly Phonics  – Jolly Phonics, teaches children to read and write using synthetic phonics, which is widely recognized as the most effective way to teach children to read and write in English. 

Math "Building Blocks"

Learning mathematics at an early age is fundamental to ensuring academic success.

In our Children’s House program we use a math curriculum called Building Blocks – This program was created and scientifically researched by Harvard graduates called “Building Blocks”. 

  • Offers interactive, high-tech activities and low-tech, hands-on manipulatives.
  • Offers real-world exploration through manipulatives, computers, books, and more.
  • Engages students in mathematical thinking.
  • Emphasizes conceptual thinking and reasoning to improve skill acquisition.
  • Develops learning aligned with state and national standards: Number and Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Patterns and Algebra, Data Analysis and Classification.
  • Incorporates assessment with learning events.

Geography and Culture

Montessori Geography & Culture .  

In the 3 to 6 classroom, Montessori teachers use the continent maps and globes as well as atlases and pictures and books for their geography and cultural lessons. 

Montessori geography provides young children with a unique opportunity, the early exposure to the concept that children around the word are different but the same. A Montessori teacher is aware of the importance of having multicultural books and posters in the classroom. Cultural celebrations are a regular part of the Montessori classroom. Diwali, Chinese New Year, Hanukkah, Eid, Ramadan, and other celebrations are honoured.