The core educational program includes all academic subjects, plus a Montessori-based religious formation program.
Independence, self-discipline, and hands-on learning are well-known hallmarks of Montessori students. The Montessori graduate leaves school with excellent academic skills, a comprehensive world-view, and the abilities to work through in-depth research and engage in high-level critical thinking.
The Montessori classroom offers meticulously-designed and aesthetically-pleasing hands-on learning materials that encourage the child to explore, discover, and create. The Montessori teacher, trained to observe and guide each individual child, helps the child excel to his or her full potential. The Montessori curriculum, broad in scope and rich in content, inspires the child to develop a sense of gratitude for what has come before him, and a sense of responsibility to make his own contribution to the community.
Additional Enrichment Focus Topics for 2014-2015
September: Hispanic Heritage Month, Grace & Courtesy, Classroom Procedures, Feelings, Season of Fall, and American Heritage.
October: North America, Farms/Harvests, Trees/Leaves, Cold Season Planting, Disability Awareness Month, and Bodies.
November: Native American Heritage Month, Mammals, Thanksgiving, Four Food Groups, Health/Nutrition, and Medieval Music.
December: Europe, Holiday Celebrations/Advent/Light, Solar System, Renaissance Music, and Ancient Art (Cave Art/ Minoan Frescoes).
January: Antarctica, Birds, Rocks & Minerals, Community Helpers/Safety, Baroque Music, and Ancient Art (Murals and Reliefs).
February: Africa/African American History Month, Reptiles/Dinosaurs, Energy/Technology, Valentines Day/ Ground Hog Day/ Hundred Day, Classical Music, and Ancient Art (Pottery & Wall Paintings).
March: Australia, Amphibians, Botany, Romantic Music, Weather/Air, Women's History Month, and Ancient Art (Sculpture & Mosaics).
April: South America, Insects, Easter/Earth Day/Passover, Modern Music, and Ancient Art (Tapestries & Illuminations)
May: Asia/Asian American Heritage Month, Fish/Ocean Life/Shells, Mother's Day, Postmodern Music, and Ancient Art (Gothic Glass).
June: Father's Day, Water Play, Flag Day, Summer Birthday Celebrations, and Silly Days.
_Providence Montessori Christian School | 1900 Chamberlayne Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23222 | 804-643-0434