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The environment is arranged according to subject area, and children are always free to move around the room instead of staying at desks. There is no limit to how long a child can work with a piece of material. At any one time in a day all subjects – math, language, science, history, geography, art, music, etc., will be studied at all levels.
” Teach by teaching, not by correcting ”
There are no papers turned back with red marks and corrections. Instead the child’s effort and work is respected as it is. The teacher, through extensive observation and record-keeping, plans individual projects to enable each child to learn what they need to improve.
Order, Coordination, Concentration, and Independence Classroom design, materials, and daily routines support the individual’s emerging “self-regulation” toddlers through adolescents.
Multi Age Grouping
Children are grouped in mixed ages and abilities in three to six year spans: 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12. There is constant interaction, problem solving, child to child teaching, and socialization. Children are challenged according to their ability and never bored.
Three-Hour Work Periods
Students at St. Christopher’s enjoy three-hour uninterrupted work periods from Early Childhood on. These uninterrupted work periods allow for intense concentration and focused activity.
There are no grades, or other forms of reward or punishment, subtle or overt. Assessment is by portfolio and the teacher’s observation and record keeping. As students mature, they learn to look critically at their work and become adept at recognizing and self-correcting, in turn learning from their errors. Montessori materials are designed for the child to recognize whether the work is done correctly, assisting in control of error.