The school offers Casa Montessori program and a brand new Elementary Montessori program, which have as a fundamental tenet, that a child learns best within a social environment which supports each individual’s unique development. The Casa program is a 3-year program for 2.5-6 year old children. The Elementary program is divided between Lower Elementary (6-9 years old) and Upper Elementary (9-12 years old.)
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
Montessori education 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. We strive to instill a love for and appreciation of nature and the environment through time spent observing and enjoying being in nature – no matter the weather.
Perth Children’s House offers a genuine and high-quality 3-year Casa Montessori (preschool, Junior & Senior Kindergarten) program for 2.5 to 6 year olds.
Our program combines the Montessori philosophy with Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years — How Does Learning Happen? It’s designed to help prepare children for life — to encourage them to be inquisitive while building their confidence and creativity.
The Elementary program for children ages 6-12 offers an individually-paced curriculum that challenges children academically and promotes their well-being and sense of self. Engaging as contributing members of a respectful community, they learn to question, think critically, and take responsibility for their own learning.
This includes addressing their needs as they enter a new period of development characterized by:
- A transition from concrete to abstract thinking
- Growing social awareness
- Thinking and memory that is enhanced by creativity and imagination
- An interest in fairness, social justice, and compassion