Movement is an important component of the Montessori curriculum. Within every classroom each student can move to do his/her work and can be found stretched out on the floor reading, doing map puzzles, or on top of a table (where we found the upper elementary 6th year students pretending they were floating down the Mississippi as they discussed Tom Sawyer).
Recess is incorporated into every day. Weather permitting, students enjoy the upper playground with a variety of equipment and playing fields. Toddlers are secure in their own fenced smaller-sized playground with age-appropriate activities.
A formal Physical Education is provided to Elementary students weekly. Development of gross motor skills, coordination, self-confidence, cooperation, team building, and good sportsmanship are emphasized.
Students learn basic skills and games in a supportive atmosphere that encourages each student to do their best. Our goal is that each student develops a life-long appreciation of the importance of physical exercise and activity.