Students at FSMLC enjoy nature-based outdoor learning in their classroom, backyard gardens, and playground. The curriculum is enriched by Art, Music, and movement experiences. Teachers lead daily group lessons, songs, and games that are engaging and nurture cooperation among the children. We teach children about God through prayer, Bible stories and praise songs.
The Nido environment is a special place with many characteristics of the home. Children are met with warmth, love, and care and encouraged to explore in this safe and caring place. This is an introduction to the Montessori Method for both the Parent and the child.
The Casita environment serves children who are comfortably walking in a small and intimate setting that is thoughtfully prepared to appeal to the toddler-aged child. The room incorporates many familiar aspects of the home while offering opportunities for social engagement, independent work, and exploration.
Children develop greater independence and confidence through practical life work such as food preparation, caring for an outdoor garden, and setting the table for lunch.
Materials in the classroom are designed to strengthen coordination, refine the senses, expand language skills and help the child develop positive work habits in a smaller supportive community.
The Children’s House is designed to meet the needs and interests of children during the pre-school years. In this multi aged environment each child develops their potential over the span of years, encouraged to be curious questioners that love to learn.
The Children’s House incorporates the five core Montessori curriculum areas for this age group – practical life, sensorial, math, language and culture. The classrooms offer a rich environment that encourages exploration and offers opportunities for collaborative learning.