A Montessori classroom is always carefully prepared, from the arrangement of the classroom to the layout of the materials. The setting is appealing and nurturing, while promoting concentration and work. Montessori classrooms are designed for open movement to support exploration and interaction within a focused atmosphere. All materials teach specific concepts or skills through a hands-on experience with real world application and relevance. The environment promotes independence and is carefully organized to optimize each child’s learning experiences.
The classroom is designed around the areas of practical life, sensorial, math, cultural studies, language, and science. The Lower Elementary classroom extends these areas, as well as further incorporating art, music, computers, and physical education.