At Alpine, we approach education in a holistic way and focus on the unique developmental needs of each individual child. There are five key areas of learning in the Montessori environment. Each area helps children learn and grow by stimulating their development through logical and creative experiences
The Montessori curriculum provides children with five main areas of learning: real life, sensory, mathematics, language and cultural studies. Each learning area consists of a series of learning materials of increasing complexity. Children progress through the Montessori curriculum at their own pace, based on their developmental stage and interests. Our well trained Montessori educators lead key lessons introducing children to the titles and learning outcomes of each Montessori material. After key lessons, children practise and explore Montessori materials on their own and connect to key learning outcomes. At this time, Montessori educators step back, observe how children learn, and record their progress. Educators will intervene only when necessary to encourage children's independence, as there is a direct link between a child's self-esteem and ability to learn and retain new skills and information.
: A new class is offered when the child is ready to move on to the next level. Through repetition and practice, children master the sequence of Montessori materials and develop a fundamental understanding of each area of the curriculum.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world - Mahatma Gandhi
The Montessori Practical Life Curriculum incorporates exercises and activities that children observe in daily life. These activities develop children's independence, concentration, and fine motor skills. Within the Montessori Curriculum, activities of Practical Life revolve around five key areas, including: Preliminary Exercises, Care of Self, Care for the Environment, Grace and Courtesy, and Control of Movement.
Sensorial activities teach children to refine their senses of sight, touch, sound, smell and taste so that they are able to organise sensory impressions and their understanding of the world. Through sensorial materials, children learn about similarity and difference, dimensions, colours and shapes, and distinguish between smells, taste and sound.
Sensorial work also prepares children for mathematics, language and geometry by teaching children how to classify and sort.
Some of the most loved Sensorial Activities are
The Mathematics Curriculum teaches children to understand abstract mathematical concepts and relationships through hands-on learning experiences. Children learn to count, identify and match numerals to their quantity, relate decimal quantities and symbols, and become aware of the functions of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division by using the Montessori materials.
Some of the most loved Mathematics Activities and Manipulatives are
The Montessori Language Curriculum provides children with the knowledge and skills to build their vocabulary and understanding of language. The skills required for reading, writing and oral language are developed through hands-on experience using the Montessori language materials. Children learn letter sounds (phonics), letter identification and formation, how to combine sounds to make words, how to build simple sentences, and how to properly hold a pencil. Oral language skills are developed through daily social interactions, group time experiences, and lessons in grace and courtesy.
Example materials and activities include:
The General Awareness Curriculum incorporates a wide range of subjects, including: Geography, Botany, Zoology, Science, History, Music and Art. Through explorations of culture, children develop an understanding of their community, their world, and their social responsibilities. Children learn to respond to diversity with respect, appreciate music and art, and develop awareness of sustainability.
Example materials and activities include:
Barton door Blocker Ensures your child safety for sudden closing of doors during the whole day of learning in the classroom so that the little fingers write their own stories.
Access Control Gates provide an extra layer of security so that the child must adhere to his/her classes and also the tracking of the child through the card used for passage through them which ensures the child is getting full access to all other facilities.
Help buttons that are easily accessible for all kids right from the Montessori section to the higher secondary in all the student movement areas, a sense of safety and assurance is instilled among children when they are in the school.