Primary Classroom (3 through 6 year olds)

Welcome to Our Primary Classroom: Where Curiosity Thrives and Independence Blossoms.

Nurturing Little Explorers

At Oak Arbor School, we embrace the early years of a child’s life, fostering curiosity and independence. Inspired by Maria Montessori’s concept of the 'Absorbent Mind,' we create a nurturing environment for your child’s growth.

A World of Discovery

Our Primary classroom is designed for exploration, with well-defined spaces for Language Arts, Math, and Culture. Children can freely interact with Montessori materials in a clutter-free setting.

Guiding Educators

Our educators are dedicated guides who observe and track each child’s progress, ensuring they receive personalized support.

Fostering Skills

We cultivate independence, concentration, sequential thinking, and controlled physical movement through our approach.

Tailored Offerings by Age

  • 3 and 4-Year-Olds: Gentle introduction with three or five half-days, allowing them to learn at their own pace.
  • Kindergarten: For children with prior Montessori experience, blending Montessori curriculum with Core Knowledge Sequence.

Join us at Oak Arbor School to nurture your child’s curiosity and love for learning, setting them on a path to independence.

For enrollment in the Primary classroom, the requirements and daily offerings are as follows:

P1 (1st year):
Students must be fully potty trained and have turned 3 by July 1st of the enrolling school year.
P2 (2nd year):
Students must have turned 4 by July 1st of the enrolling school year.
P3 (K) (3rd year):
Students must have turned 5 by July 1st of the enrolling school year.
We carefully consider your child's age for class placement. A July 1st cutoff date ensures that they are on the older side of their respective classes. We have found this to be beneficial for their academic, social, and emotional development, creating a supportive environment for their growth.

P1 & P2:

  • 3 half days (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
  • OR 5 half days

P3 (K):

  • 5 half days
  • OR 2 full days (Monday & Friday) and 3 half days (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
  • OR 5 full days

School Hours:
Half Day - 8:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Full Day - 8:30 AM - 3:10 PM

Erika Linehan - Lead Primary Guide
Denielle Schnarr - Primary Classroom Assistant

“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. For that is the time when man’s intelligence itself, his greatest implement, is being formed.”—Dr. Maria Montessori