** New **
Bilingual Stepping Stones is opening on 17th October!
Mon/Wed/Fri 8:30am - 10:30am
Mon/Wed/Fri 10:45am - 12:30pm or 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Tues/Thurs 8:30am - 10:15am or 10:45am - 12:30pm
* Free Trial Classes *
Rollers (6-12 months)
Mon/Wed 10:30am - 11:30am
Tues/Thurs 10:30am - 11:30am or 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wrigglers (12-18 months)
Mon/Wed 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tues/Thurs 12:00 noon - 1:00pm
Playgroup (18-28 months)
Tues/Thurs 10:45am - 12:30pm or 2:00 - 3:45pm
* Prep Class *
The Prep class caters to the needs of children over the age of 5 years and is an ideal solution for these common scenarios:
- children who may have missed application deadlines and interviews for the primary school of their choice;
- children who have secured their primary school place for the following year;
- those who have just arrived;
- those who are about to leave Hong Kong and do not want to sign up to Primary Schools;
- those looking for a low child to teacher ratio.
For more information, please call 2549 1211.
Conveniently located near the Mid Levels escalator on Caine Road, this vibrant school provides an exciting, nurturing environment where children thrive.
We also offer Rollers, Wrigglers and Playgroup classes, aimed at children from 6 to 30 months at the Woodland Junior Academy, just across the street from the Woodland Montessori Academy.
The Montessori Teaching Approach
Italy's first female physician, Maria Montessori was a visionary educator and humanitarian who devoted her life to studying and observing children.
According to the Montessori philosophy, children are motivated from within by an innate curiosity and love of learning. The goal of early education is to cultivate the child's own desire to learn. This is achieved within a specially prepared environment, the Montessori classroom. Each classroom is carefully planned by our fully qualified Montessori teachers who constantly observe the children's interactions within the prepared environment, changing it to fulfill their needs.
Modern research supports Dr. Montessori's belief that children pass through various periods of intense fascination for developing a particular activity or skill. Classrooms encourage the child at each of these stages by providing the right learning materials and exercises.
Within a structured framework, children develop at their own pace under the guidance of the Montessori teacher. They acquire skills naturally, gain an early enthusiasm for learning, and develop their self esteem, independence and self-discipline.
Everything in the Montessori environment is scaled to be the right size for a child. They can access attractive equipment that can be easily moved and rearranged. Within boundaries children are free to choose materials they feel confident and comfortable with, encouraging their sense of independence. They can work alone or with others - it's their choice. There are no pressures, punishments, forced homework or rote learning.
The curriculum covers a number of key learning areas: social development, language and literacy, mathematical development, knowledge and understanding, physical development, and creative development. Moreover, children are able to develop their kinesthetic abilities through specially designed Montessori materials.