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Our Montessori Programs

At Bridges, children learn at their own pace, guided by specially trained teachers. We help each student realize their greatest intellectual, emotional, spiritual, physical, and aesthetic growth.

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Our Curriculum

Our curriculum incorporates the world-renowned work of Dr. Maria Montessori, who recognized children’s innate need for individualized, sequenced learning designed around successive and critical development stages. 

Our classrooms are carefully prepared to encourage self-directed exploration and maximize learning experiences, and they’re characterized by an orderly arrangement of sequential learning materials that are developmentally appropriate and naturally appealing. Each subject area has hands-on, experiential, and self-correcting materials that spark children’s curiosity to learn.

At Bridges Montessori children develop the skills they need to excel as learners and to succeed in life.
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From Dr. Maria Montessori
"The environment must be a living one, directed by a higher intelligence, arranged by an adult who is prepared for his mission."

Our Unique Curriculum

The Montessori curriculum at Bridges Montessori incorporates the following unique elements:

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Multicultural studies lay a foundation of mutual understanding and help children gain an awareness of the world by exposing them to geography, history, physical, and life science basics. 

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Outdoor lessons help children explore, observe, experiment, and conserve, as well as boost understanding and appreciation for the complexity and interdependence of our living world.

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Our thoughtfully-planned classroom environment encourages growth in oral language, written expression, reading, and grammar elements. The approach to reading instruction is phonics-based and highly sequential, with additional accommodations adapted to different types of learners.

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Tools and manipulative materials represent all types of quantities and lead children through a logical thought process, from concrete to abstract, to understand the basic operations of mathematics. 

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Whole-group experiences throughout the day create an environment rich in song; a carefully designed and developmentally appropriate program with a variety of instruments.

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Practical Life

Purposeful activities enhance concentration and focus through caring for the self and the environment, fine motor coordination, and practicing grace and courtesy. 

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Hands-on interaction with materials and activities stimulates sensory discovery and description, while exploiting the child’s natural desire to explore, classify, and order their surroundings.

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Individual and small group instruction utilize hands-on materials and experiential, conversational interaction, to capitalize on the young child’s propensity for language acquisition.

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Developmentally appropriate and open-ended experiences foster creativity and sensory development — one of the many ways children express themselves and communicate their feelings.

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Aids to Independence

Exercises help infants and toddlers gain independence and develop the powers of focus and concentration, along with fine and gross motor movement. 

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Exercises designed to facilitate hand-eye coordination, small muscle control, and spatial relationships.

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Opportunities and experiences help children develop an understanding of peace within themselves, peaceful interactions with others, and activities that can help create a peaceful planet.