Programs

Every West Hills Montessori program is designed to nurture and preserve your child’s natural curiosity while revealing their individual paths of interest. Specially prepared environments meet the physical, cognitive and social needs of your child, while satisfying their intrinsic interests and igniting the flame of lifelong learning.

We offer the following Montessori program options to meet your child’s individual needs:

Toddler (ages 15 months – 3 years)

Primary (ages 3 – 6)

Elementary (ages 6 – 12)

Each classroom and curriculum addresses the specific needs of the age group it serves. The following key philosophical features span every level of our Montessori curriculum and assure a full and successful experience for your child:

Mixed-age groupings:

Children are grouped in mixed ages and abilities  (15 mos – 3, 3-6, 6-9) to allow for natural social interactions across peer groups, collaborative learning, and peer to peer teaching. Children are challenged according to their ability (rather than their age) and move through the curriculum at their own pace.

Open-ended Curriculum:

The Montessori curriculum, which is ungraded and open-ended to allow for individual learning styles and pace, follows your child’s own interest and abilities. Montessori teachers (guides) offer carefully prepared lessons in which concepts are presented sequentially to lay a strong foundation for future learning and deeper comprehension. Our AMI certified Montessori teachers are trained to oversee your child’s process, assuring a complete experience of the integrated curriculum at every level.

Freedom within limits:

Each Montessori environment is carefully prepared to support your child’s developing independence by allowing a large measure of liberty within clearly defined limited based upon respect for self and others. This approach forms the basis of self-discipline. Children choose freely from among the activities they have been presented, and they choose where and with whom to work. Freedom of choice is limited only by the child’s ability to meet reasonable social expectations within a respect-based community.

We also offer the following programs to meet the needs of parents who require extended care options:

Nap Program (ages 3 – 4)

Before & After Care (ages 3 – 9)

Summer Program (ages 15mo – 12)

We welcome your application.