Program Information

Why should you send your child to Montessori?

“Montessori is education…not a nursery school. The best time to start your child’s education is during the early years…2 1/2 to 4 1/2 years, when most of a child’s intelligence and social characteristics are formed. Fifty percent of the child’s mental development occurs before 4 years of age. In a Montessori Centre, your child will learn to think in logical patterns and to deal with reality. Children with a Montessori background become better prepared to cope with the complex challenges of tomorrow’s world.”

 

Program Information

Toddler Program (22 months to 3 years)

The Montessori Toddler Program provides children with their first steps towards their education.  It is an integrated program that provides children with the initial routines, lessons and expectations that will help them to succeed in the Casa program.

The toddler lessons help this age group develop their fine and gross motor skills.  Through their work, the children also gain confidence and independence.  While Montessori is structured, it is also flexible as the children enjoy free play, prepared activities, games and crafts.

As the children work, play and have fun they are able to make friends and socialize.

Toddler -  22 months to 3 years Admission Form

 

Casa (3 & 4 year olds)

The Casa classrooms are bright and beautiful spaces designed with children’s needs in mind.  We offer an academic based approach to childcare to give your child the best start possible.  With fully trained staff and a generous supply of materials, children experience the joy of learning in all areas including language, culture, math, sensorial and practical life.

Children in the Casa program experience emotional and social development as well as independence and a love of learning that will follow her/him through their school years.

Children’s House (Casa) – 3 & 4 year olds Admission Form
Music Admission Form
Dance Admission Form

 

Enrichment (Kindergarten to Grade 5)

The Montessori Enrichment Program is an extension of learning for children in the school system from kindergarten to Grade 5.  It is a continuation of the Montessori method and uses many of the materials and activities.  The program builds upon each child’s ability and skills and enhances their learning experience.  The Montessori method involves starting with concrete materials and moving to more abstract encompassing math, language, science and culture. During the session students receive a nutritious snack and engage in activities that indirectly teach many skills.

The Enrichment program is a great way to offer extended academic support in a fun and engaging environment that your child will love.

Enrichment Admission Form
Music Admission Form

 

After school (Kindergarten to Grade 6) 

The after school program is a play-based care option. We pick up the children from school each day and provide them with a bright space to relax, unwind and enjoy social time after the school day.

A nutritious snack is provided along with fun activities, crafts and games each day based on the interest of the children. We also offer a variety of other specialty programs such as fitness and music classes.

After School Admission Form
Music Admission Form

All Island Montessori Academy programs are 5 days a week, from September to June, following the school calendar. Each location provides pick up either directly at the school or from the child’s bus stop.

 

“Our daughter did two years of the Casa program at Island Montessori Academy before entering kindergarten in French immersion at Spring Park School. Unlike our two older children, she did not have the benefit of doing Kindergarten at IMA.

When choosing an after school program we didn’t hesitate to enroll Nicole in IMA’s enrichment program. We knew that she would be greeted at the bus drop off spot near the school by an IMA staff member and that her after school time would be well spent in a safe and stimulating environment with an experienced Montessori teacher. We are very pleased with the program, which is allowing Nicole to learn the equivalent of the English kindergarten curriculum. She can now read in both English and French, and is developing math skills. She loves the program and the teachers. We have enrolled Nicole in the program for September 2015 and highly recommend the enrichment program to any families considering this after-school option.”

Patricia Devine, Charlottetown Campus

 

“My biggest hesitation in putting my three children into French Immersion was that their english would suffer.  However, thanks to  IMA Enrichment program, all of them are reading at the same level in both french and english.  I highly recommend this program to anyone.”

Jodi Zver, Stratford Campus

 

“Island Montessori Academy’s after-school Enrichment program has presented a wonderful opportunity for our son to build upon the skills he acquires during the regular school day.

We’ve found it to be especially helpful with keeping him interested in reading in English (as a French immersion student).  The program also encourages creative writing, and he’s written imaginative illustrated stories.  

The Enrichment program also enhances math skills, teaching our son and his classmates mathematical concepts that are well above their grade level.  We already see him applying these skills in his everyday life: for example, mentally calculating fractions and percentages of prices and quantities.

IMA also recognizes the importance of exercise and play, and lessons start only when post-school recreation time is done.  They also offer opportunities to take piano lessons once a week.  Other music and sport programs are also available.

We’ve been very happy with how well our son is doing in the IMA after-school Enrichment program.  He likes to be challenged, so this complements his learning at school. It’s also very tellling that he wants to return each year.”

Todd Gallant and Margo Curley-Gallant, Cornwall Campus

 

Parent Information

Forms required for September 2016/17 Year

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