Montessori Activities

Une École Pour Tous is a rich and inviting environment where adults act as catalysts to engage the children in self-directed activities. There are five main activity areas in the school that children may choose from.

Practical Life

Montessori Activities

The exercises of Practical Life are the distillation of typical, universal human activity. The child learns how to take care of himself or herself, how to take care of his or her house, and learn the care of others.

Sensorial

It is through the senses that the young child comes to know himself and his world. The sensorial area allows the child to explore, classify, order, grade, and discriminate the sensorial concepts in the world.

Language

Une École Pour Tous offers the chance for children to acquire, to consolidate and to be immersed in a French-speaking environment, even if it is not the child's first language. A child's capacity to learn a second language develops much more spontaneously during their early formative years. The child is given the opportunity to use French in new ways (song, poem, and conversation with peers). It is also through a rich and varied vocabulary that the child grows. The child acquires the alphabet in a sensorial manner; communication is one of the key components to social development.

Mathematics

Math concepts are first introduced as a sensorial experience and built up to abstraction. We give quantities and allow the child to manipulate them concretely. The child then has extensive experience in using the four mathematical operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Culture

This includes all those pursuits of humanity that are not included in Mathematics and Language: geography, history, science, religion, music, art and biology to name a few. Une École Pour Tous reflects the European influence of its creators and so the creation of art is deeply encouraged using thematic approaches inspired by artists. Using the works of renowned artists for inspiration, the child creates works of art using themes such as spirals, circles and points.