"We discovered that education is not what the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being."
~Maria Montessori 
Primary Program (3-6 years)








The Primary program serves preschool and Kindergarten children aged 3-6 years of age. The classroom environment is based on the work of Maria Montessori. The Montessori method encourages independence and views children as intrinsically motivated learners. The prepared environment supports children as they grow cognitively, emotionally and socially through hands-on work, peace education, Grace and Courtesy lessons and nature/cultural based unit studies. The goals of the Primary Class are to guide children through their respective “sensitive periods,” allowing freedom to repeat as necessary, and to progress at their own rates of speed. 

In the first year, children learn to focus on socialization skills and lessons in practical life (moving, pouring, clothing, food preparation, etc).  During the course of the year the children repeat an activity over and over, learning to direct their attention to detail in sequencing and completing a work cycle.

The second year the child begins to foster a keen sense of self which manifests itself in eagerness and self-control.  The work period is longer and the attention span begins to increase.

Kindergarten students complete a work cycle in the morning with the younger students and serve as role models in the classroom along with tackling more advanced works. Kindergarten works with elementary grades in the afternoons. 

Primary Program Schedule:

8:30 Arrival

8:40 Morning Meeting

9:00 Morning Work Cycle 

11:00 Music or Spanish

11:30 Outdoor Play

12:30 Dismissal morning students & lunch for all day students

1:00 Quiet time (Kindergarten moves to Lower Elementary)

2:00 Afternoon Work Cycle 

3:00 Dismissal 


Lupine Montessori offers before and after care programs. ​Students may play outside, play indoor games, enjoy STEAM activities, enjoy pretend and dramatic play with childcare toys and take part in after care clubs (Lego Club, Game & Puzzle Day, etc.) 


Morning Care 7:00-8:30

Afternoon Care 3pm-5pm  




Toddler Program


During the first 3 years of life, your child develops more rapidly than at any other time. During this phase, your child absorbs large amounts of information from the environment through observation and experiences. These are the years that lay the foundation for later learning—and the stronger the foundation; the more the child will be able to build upon it (American Montessori Society).

Combining Montessori methods with early learning standards, Lupine Montessori offers a high quality Toddler Montessori program for children aged 18 months-3 years.. Focus is on developing independence, coordination, concentration and growing socially/emotionally, physically and cognitively. 

Teachers create a loving, safe environment where toddlers can explore and work with learning activities that support their growth. 

Some learning activities include:

  • Self-care: washing, dressing, toileting, and eating, according to each child’s individual capacity

  • Care of the environment: cleaning, food preparation and food service; plant care and animal care

  • Large-motor activities (indoors and out): walking, climbing, running, jumping, balancing, climbing steps, and more

  • Fine-motor skills: reaching, grasping, picking up objects, transferring objects, using tools and utensils, doing art work

  • Language: naming objects, describing actions and intentions, discussing pictures, conversation, music, and singing

  • Social skills: developing manners through interactions with peers, teachers, and adult-led small group games


8:30 Arrival

8:40 Circle

9:00 Morning Work Cycle

11:00 Spanish or Music movement activities

11:30 Outdoor Play

12:30 Dismissal for morning program and lunch for full day

1:00 Rest time

3:00 Wake Up/Dismissal

3pm-5pm Snack/Playtime for aftercare