Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS) is very pleased with the launch of its newly focused Kindergarten Montessori programme for 3 and 4 year olds and its unique Prep-ONE full-time programme for 5 year olds, both launched this September for the 2015-16 school year to replace its former JK and SK programmes respectively. Grounded in strong academic-based programming and delivered in a 21st century learning environment, these programmes will prepare RMS students for Grade 1 and beyond.
The Rowntree Montessori Schools Kindergarten Montessori programme balances child-centered and teacher directed learning with high academic and social challenges for children who are turning four years of age during the academic year. The program includes structured learning, complemented with Montessori activities and ensures a strong foundation in the areas of Arithmetic, Reading, Writing and Problem Solving. Promoting critical thinking and self-management skills, RMS’ Kindergarten Montessori allows children to experience the joy of learning in an academic environment.
Designed as an extension of its Kindergarten Montessori programme, RMS’ new Prep-ONE Programme for children who are turning five years of age during the academic year will take full advantage of the hands-on foundational learning that comes with a Montessori introduction to school, while offering the best of 21st century learning practices. This innovative full day programme has its own independent timetable, focus and attention. The Prep-ONE programme has been designed specifically to prepare students to successfully transition from Kindergarten Montessori to Grade 1, with particular benefit for students who plan on attending Grade 1 and up at Rowntree Montessori Schools.
Furthermore, to encourage and provide its younger students with the opportunity to continue to develop and reach their full potential in a familiar environment, RMS has introduced Grade level programmes at its Preparatory campuses, starting with Grade 1 in September 2015, adding Grade 2 in September 2016 and then Grade 3 in September 2017. Starting in September 2018, complimentary bussing will then be offered from the Preparatory campuses to the Academy campus for Grades 4 and up for students entering Grade 4 from an RMS Preparatory campus Grade 3 programme.
To learn more about our exciting Rowntree Montessori Schools’ programmes (Kindergarten Montessori, Prep-ONE and Grade 1), you are invited to drop-in at any of our Preparatory campuses and we will pleased to discuss and answer any of your questions regarding our curriculum programming. In the mean time, you can read more about these programmes by clicking on one or more of the following links: Kindergarten Montessori, Prep-ONE and Grade 1.