“Education must not be the exploitation of a poor mind, which has to memorize boring things. It is not the imitation of study which is important. We discuss how long should be spent on each study, one hour, two hours or twenty minutes. This is not a reform. The reform of education is to give life and to give knowledge in a form which is necessary to life. When this is done, the students can learn much more than they do today without fatigue. We must enlarge the syllabus. We enlarge the mind if we give abundant nourishment.”
-Dr. Maria Montessori
Forte Yard Montessori School is the home of total and qualitative education. It is the school of choice for parents and guardians who insist on excellence. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum which is predominantly the Dr. Maria Montessori Curriculum. Our pupils are continually assessed progressively throughout each term. At Forte Yard Montessori School every subject and every pupil matter, and as a result, much attention is paid to every pupil in order to keep pace with our envisioned standards and also exceed our parents’ expectation.
The curriculum at Forte Yard Montessori School is intentionally designed to cater for the educational needs of children from ages 3—18 months, Toddler and Pre-school. Forte Yard Montessori School seeks to educate the child by applying the Montessori philosophy in a family-oriented environment.
The school has invested considerable funds on teaching aids and other needful resources in order to facilitate the attainment of her mission.
The range of Curriculum included in Our Approach include:-
- Practical Life Activities
Materials which reflect every day activities; encourage children to perfect these skills and also develop their hand – eye co-ordination as well as the ability to concentrate in the completion of a given ‘work’.
- Sensorial Activities
Materials which help children to fully utilize their senses in bringing order to the world around them; to better help them classify its physical properties and acquire the relevant language whilst doing so.
- Language Activities
Materials and activities designed not only to encourage children to better express themselves with various opportunities which broadens and refines vocabulary, but also to provide concrete preparation for reading and writing towards acquiring true love and appreciation of language.
Materials designed to support even the youngest child’s natural appreciation of mathematical concepts; providing concrete experiences that will progressively become the solid foundation for the abstract mathematical concepts that follow; thereby avoiding some of the mental blocks so often associated with children and mathematics and instead providing them with a genuine love of numbers and mathematics.
- Cultural including botany, geography, music, history, science and art
Materials and activities designed to provide children with ‘seeds of culture’; providing them with a suitable window to the world around them as they learn about the natural world they learn to appreciate it and their place within it. This appreciation helps to foster interest and exploration as they learn to become ‘citizens of the world’.
- Intrinsic Motivation:
Children who go through Montessori tend to develop an innate desire to engage in an activity for enjoyment and satisfaction
- Internalized ground rules and ability to work with external authority:
Montessori children normally follow internalized ground rules, whether or not people in authority are watching. It ensures success by progressing logically, and at the individual child's pace and learning style.
- Creativity and originality of thoughts:
While Montessori children are typically confident about their own knowledge and having mastery of precisely identified innate, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical skills, they do respect the creative process and opinions of others and are willing to exchange ideas, information, talents and credit with their peers.
- Social Responsibility:
Montessori children tend to be quite aware that their words and actions impact the welfare of others. They are foundationally great leaders and team players, making possible contributions to their world community.
Montessori children tend to be self-directed, determined, composed, responsibly and constructively independent; and can take decisions on their own, realizing its consequences and with the skills of working cooperatively with peers.
- Confidence and Competence:
Children who attend Montessori schools tend to become confident and competent. As adults, they progressively become quite successful. At the same time, they tend to retain and maximize the ability to learn from their mistakes and remain reflective and open-minded through life.
- Spiritual Awareness:
Montessori children are exceptionally compassionate, empathetic, and sensitive to human conditions and provide relevant support.