The Montessori House of Ocala has extra school features that enhances our Montessori environment:
- Computers in 3-6 year old classroom
- Computer in Elementary classroom
- Smart Board for the usage of teachers for specific lessons
- Cameras throughout school
- Mag Lock on the office door and alarms on all of the doors
Daily Spanish classes for every classroom.
On Friday’s we do an entire day of extra curricular activities: Art, Music, Spanish, Science, and Sign Language
Tuesday's and Friday's, Kindergarten and Elementary have Physical Education with Coach Tristan.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin, founders of the popular Internet search engine Google.com, credited their years as Montessori students as a major factor behind their success.
Scientific observation has established that education is not what the teacher gives; education is a natural process spontaneously carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words but by experiences upon the environment. The task of the teacher becomes that of preparing a series of motives of cultural activity, spread over a specially prepared environment, and then refraining from obtrusive interference. Human teachers can only help the great work that is being done, as servants help the master. Doing so, they will be witnesses to the unfolding of the human soul and to the rising of a New Man who will not be a victim of events, but will have the clarity of vision to direct and shape the future of human society. - Maria Montessori, Education for a New World
Montessori Children - GOOGLE
The brain connects left side to right side from birth to six years old. Even infants hunger for the repitition and we supply it with: numbers, phonetic sounds, shapes, colors, stories and songs. The infants are only in their cribs when it is rest time.
ONE TO TWO YEAR OLDS
The repetition continues while the little ones learn to get a mat, choose a work from the shelves, complete it and return it to its place on the shelf.
TWO TO THREE YEAR OLDS
Five areas in the classroom to fulfill all of the desires of the child. They include: Practical Life (Development of motor skills, Care of self, Care of environment, Grace and Courtesy), Sensorial (Educates all of the senses), Math (teaches quantities, symbols and usage of quantity/symbols together)
Language (phonetic sounds, developing reading skills)
Culture (Hands on materials for history, geography, zoology, botany, biology, science)
The teacher gives lessons and observes to see if the child has mastered it.
Freedom within limits, as the children move around the classroom to get a work from the shelves that fulfill them. The teacher can then witness their strengths and build on them.
THREE TO SIX YEARS OLD
This age group is mixed and allows the children to be motivated by the others, become the teacher to others while continuing to be motivated and being a teacher to all. When a new child arrives, the teacher can assign a student to give them lessons and work with them. Montessori motivates the children to respect one another in all areas of difference.
We offer afternoon classes throughout the week with the older students:
Monday: Art Class for 3-6 year old students is $4 per month. Instructed By: Ms. Shannon
Tuesday: Kid's B.C. (Bible Class) is FREE for all ages. Parents who sign up their child will learn how to have a relationship with God. Instructed By: Mrs. Jill
Wednesday: Arts and Crafts for 3-6 year old is $20 per month. Instructed By: Mrs. Jamie
Thursday: Arts and Crafts for Elementary is $20 per month. Instructed By: Mrs. Jamie
Friday: Art Class for Elementary is $4 per month. Instructed By: Ms. Shannon
Main: (352) 237-3281
Fax: (352) 237-3717
"Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment."
- Maria Montessori