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

Nurturing Little Explorers

In these tender years, children are like bright little stars, eager to absorb the wonders of the world. Maria Montessori beautifully coined this phase, 'the Absorbent Mind,' recognizing their innate thirst for knowledge and growth. At Oak Arbor School, we wholeheartedly embrace this remarkable stage, creating an environment that nurtures their curiosity and sets them on the path to independence.

A World of Discovery Awaits: Our Primary classroom is a carefully crafted haven for learning. Every corner is thoughtfully designed to offer well-defined spaces for various aspects of the curriculum, from Language Arts to Math and Culture. Here, your child is free to explore, touch, and move among scientifically designed Montessori materials, all without clutter or distraction.

Guides and Guardians: Our dedicated educators serve as guides, connecting each child with this enriching environment. They're more than instructors; they're observers and record-keepers. They meticulously track your child's progress, skill mastery, and lesson plans, ensuring that every little star receives the support they need.

Fostering Independence and Concentration: Our approach not only fuels discovery but also cultivates vital skills, including independence, concentration, sequential thinking, and controlled physical movement.

Join us on this incredible journey of exploration and growth. At Our Preschool, we're here to spark your child's curiosity, nurturing their innate love for learning, and empowering them to reach for the stars of independence.

Additional Details Regarding Each Year in the Primary Classroom

At Oak Arbor School, we understand the unique needs of children in these formative years, and our Primary Classroom is a place where your child's growth is nurtured with care and enthusiasm. Let's explore the special offerings for each age group:

3-Year-Olds: For these young learners, we believe in a gentle introduction to the school environment. We offer three half-days, creating a nurturing space where they can experience the joys of learning at their own pace.

4-Year-Olds: As your child's stamina and ability to focus grow, we provide the option of three or five half-days. This flexibility allows us to present more advanced works that align with their developmental stage, making every moment in the classroom a rewarding one.

Kindergarten Year: Our Kindergarten program is tailored for children who have completed at least one year in Oak Arbor Montessori School or another Montessori program. This unique program is a blend of the Montessori primary curriculum and the Core Knowledge Sequence, providing a rich and well-rounded experience for the Montessori kindergarten child.

Age Placement: 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.

Join us on this beautiful journey of growth and discovery. At Oak Arbor School, we're passionate about providing your child with the best possible start on their educational adventure.

School Hours:
Half Day - 8:25 AM - 12:20 PM
Full Day - 8:25 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