Children's House

Pre-K to Kindergarten Ages 2.8 Months  to Age 6

The Children’s House programs offered at North Shore Montessori School adhere to the philosophy and curriculum developed and introduced by Maria Montessori. The classroom environment is enriched with the full range of Montessori didactic materials. To learn more about Maria Montessori, see here.

The Multi-Age Classroom
Children’s House is structured for children age 2 years and nine months (by Sept. 1 of the academic year) through age 6. Multi-age classrooms offer many benefits: the youngest members of the community learn by observing the older students, the oldest students can take responsibility and pride in assisting younger students with their work, and all the students can work at their level without age comparison, fostering cooperation, not competition among the community.
The children are encouraged to learn at their own pace by selecting their own materials, or working with others if they choose. Lessons are presented in small groups or one-on-one with the teacher, whose role is to guide each child by presenting work appropriate to the child’s interests and abilities.

Morning Work Cycle
The morning work cycle lays a foundation for the development of lifelong learning habits, and it gives children time to follow their work from beginning to end, cultivating curiosity, focus, and determination, all of which are natural in children when provided an environment which supports discovery and exploration. Given the fast-paced nature of today’s society, and the constant stimulation children encounter, this morning work time allows them to slow down and go deep. In order to benefit fully from Montessori education, it is highly recommended that the children come for 5 mornings each week. This give them an introduction to the work cycle and establishes a learning routine that will benefit them as they continue on. However, North Shore Montessori School understands that every family has different needs and we are committed to working with you to create a program that will meet your needs. Please read through the program/schedule options and contact the director if you have customized program requests.

“The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.” ― Maria Montessori


Program Hours:

Morning care is from 7:45 a.m. to starting time and after care is 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Children’s House Five Days/Full Day

Children’s House & Kindergarten Five Full Days
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Children’s House Five Morning’s
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Upper & Lower Elementary Program Five Full Days
8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Children’s House Non – Five Days

Four Morning’s Children’s House
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Three Full Day’s Children’s House
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Five Morning’s Children’s House
+ 2 Afternoons until 3:00 p.m.

Five Morning’s Children’s House
+ 3 Afternoons until 3:00 p.m.

Four Morning’s Children’s House
+ 4 Afternoons until 3:00 p.m.

Enrichment Program

Next year, the enrichment program cost will be $425.00 for Children’s House $450 for Kindergartners and $500.00 for the Upper & Lower Elementary.   For the children’s House program, less then five mornings, we will make fair adjustments if your child does not attend school on the day of an enrichment program special.