The school offers a Casa Montessori program, which has as a fundamental tenant, that a child learns best within a social environment which supports each individual’s unique development. The Montessori Casa program is a 3-year program which includes first year (preschool), second year (JK), and third year (SK). PCH offers children:
- a carefully prepared child-centered environment
- mixed-age groups
- an opportunity to progress at the child’s own pace
- activity-based learning
- freedom and responsibility
- co-operation and collaboration – not competition
The Montessori program provides opportunities, challenges, and experiences through which the child acquires co-operative and self-guided skills, initiative, and self-expression. In addition, there are a variety of games, songs, drama, arts and crafts, and outdoor play to stimulate the child’s interests and development. Individual progress in learning and enjoyment are keynotes of the program.