Country Brook Montessori School
2175 North Norcross Tucker  Road
Norcross, GA 30071
770-446-2397


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 Toddlers (18 mos. - 3 years)
Programs
Primary (3* – 6 years)

Elementary Program (6-9 years *)
The Toddler program begins for children at 18 months. Academic skills focus on learning how to concentrate and complete an activity while learning practical life skills, letter sounds and numbers, all preparing the children for the Primary level.

Toddler children are curious. and exploration is the first step in learning. The Toddler environment is prepared with low shelves and tables. Activities are placed to enable the children to independently explore and select. Toddler teachers observe, encourage and present new activities to stimulate the child’s natural sense of curiosity and discovery. 

Children in the Toddler classroom are age-appropriately supported while learning to care for their own needs with skills enabling them to become more independent.

Toddler Curriculum Overview 
    
    Practical Life:
        Care of self, Care of the classroom, Grace & Courtesy skills, Control of movement, Art.
    
    Sensorial:
        Shapes & Sizes, Colors & Texture, Temperature, Weight, Scents, Taste, Feel, and Sound.

    Language:
        Phonics/sounds, Sandpaper letters (shapes and recognition), Matching & Sorting exercises,         Vocabulary ,Stories & Songs, Poems, Picture cards, and Spanish.

    Number Concepts:
        Counting, Numbers (shapes & recognition), Order and Sequence.
        
        Toilet Practices
        Science & Nature
        Large Motor Skill Development
        Music

Summer School

Country Brook Montessori School offers programs to meet the needs of parents and children requiring summertime school opportunities. These programs are available to any child enrolled in the school and/or any child pre-enrolled for the coming school year. Additionally, children with prior Montessori school experience will be eligible for summer enrollment.

Summer program schedules provide for continued Montessori education with a generous helping of fun, games, arts, crafts and themed projects, while still offering families the opportunity for vacations or breaks. Summer class sizes are typically small, allowing for greater lesson opportunities and more individual attention. Children enrolled in the summer program cannot be guaranteed the same teacher or classroom they are accustomed to during the regular school year. 

Our 2017 Summer Camp Schedule:  May 30 - June 9;  June 12 - 23; June 26 - July 7;  July 10 - 21; and July 24 - 28. Session themes have not yet been determined.  Call for hours and rates
The Primary program is comprised of multi-aged classrooms and a three-year curriculum cycle, focusing on developing the ‘whole’ child. Instruction is geared for the individual and covers a wide variety of academic disciplines. The Montessori materials were designed to address the curiosity of each child. Each activity has a unique and individual purpose requiring students to think and reason. Concepts including sequencing, patterning, matching, and organization are part of a goal oriented plan preparing students for Math and Language.

Building character and personality is important in development. To appropriately take place, physical, mental and emotional needs must be met. When met, the child strengthens his or her focus and concentration skills. The materials in a Primary classroom have a specific purpose and innately encourage repetition and practice. Practice builds strength, aiding the strong development of inner satisfaction. Confidence building and the strengthening of self-esteem are key elements of the Montessori program.

* To enter the Primary program, children must be able to address their physical needs regarding dressing, eating and toileting.

Primary Curriculum Overview 

​    Practical Life:
     Care of self, Care of the classroom, Grace & Courtesy skills, Control of movement, Art,         Food preparation & Nutrition study.

​    Sensorial:
        Shapes & Sizes, Colors & Texture, Temperature, Weight, Scents, Taste, Feel, and Sound.

​    Language:
       Phonics/sounds, Sandpaper letters (shapes and recognition), Matching & Sorting exercises,        Vocabulary, Handwriting, Word building & Reading, Storytelling & Songs, Listening, Drama,          Poems, Picture cards, and Spanish.

​    Mathematics:
       Counting, Numbers (shapes & recognition), Order and Sequence, Number writing, Decimal          system, Basic operations (add, subtract, multiply & divide), Fractions, Money, Measurement,         Time.

    Geography & History
    Botany & Zoology
    Science and Experiments
    Art & Music
    Nature & the Environment

The Elementary program follows Primary, introducing more advanced concepts at a higher level of focused study.

Additional focus now includes Grammar, Creative Writing, Advanced History, Botany, Zoology & Art, Geometry, and Computer. Field Trips are planned to extend the student’s experience in and with the larger community. Classwork is assigned and managed by student and teacher planned goal sheets designed for appropriate progression through the curriculum. Students work both individually and cooperatively. Research projects are assigned, followed by presentations to the class. The Elementary program presents a challenging curriculum, allowing students to discover the joys of learning. 

*Children transferring to the Elementary program from another Montessori school will be required to provide complete transcripts to support their move.

*Children applying for entry into the Elementary program without prior Montessori experience will be required to participate in an assessment process to ensure that the student is on the appropriate plane of development. This assessment will be scheduled with the Elementary teacher only after the school has received a completed enrollment application and required transcripts from the applicant’s previous school.

Elementary Curriculum Overview 

Cultural Subjects:
Anatomy, Astronomy, Ecology, Geology, Geography, History, Botany, Zoology, Science Activities & experiments.

Language Arts:
Reading, Cursive writing, Spelling, Creative Writing, Poetry, Literature, Grammar, Drama, Library Skills, Research, Memory games and activities.

Mathematics:
Basic operations (add, subtract, multiply & divide), Algebra, Fractions, Decimal System, Measurement, Geometry, Systems of numeration, Memorization of Math facts, Problem solving, Money, Measurement, Time.

    Weekly:

​    Computer Time
    Physical Education
    Music
    Art & Art Appreciation
    Spanish