Curriculum

Young toddler playing in the hands-on atmosphere of the Wilmington Montessori classroomWilmington Montessori School's program is ungraded with an open-ended curriculum that allows students to progress at their own pace. The curriculum follows the child rather than the child fitting into a set curriculum where all are expected to do the same work at the same time. The curriculum offers children freedom of choice in a dynamic, energized and free-flowing classroom where learning is hands-on.

For an overview of the curriculum, visit the Montessori Method page.

Multi-Age Classrooms

Montessori classrooms provide a rich, natural environment for learning. The youngest children learn by watching the older children and the oldest children demonstrate true understanding of a concept when they can explain it to a younger child. Children learn not only to collaborate and work together but to strive for their personal best in a non-competitive atmosphere. These values serve them well throughout their lives. 

Visit the links on the left to learn more about each age-level. 

Educating the Whole Child

Wilmington Montessori School nourishes the full development of the individual, giving students the tools and nurturing resiliency to respond to an ever-changing world. The social curriculum emphasizes the concepts of grace and courtesy throughout the program levels. The teacher prepares the environment, gives lessons and serves as a facilitator to aid in the process of "learning how to learn."

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