A Montessori classroom is a carefully prepared environment where Montessori-trained professionals work in collaboration with parents during the crucial first years of a child’s education. It is a place where children are encouraged to experience the excitement of learning freely and where they are helped to perfect their natural aptitude for learning.
Mixed age groupings are a basic tenet at SMS. Children work at their own level of ability while interacting with children at different levels. Younger children challenge themselves by relating to older students, who, in turn, consolidate their own learning by teaching younger classmates.
SMS offers an enriched curriculum including, but not limited to, Practical Life Skills, Language Development, French, Math, Science, Geography, Physical Education, Music and Art.