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Primary Curriculum

In the Montessori primary curriculum, most materials are self-correcting. This quality enables children to work on their own--without constant correction and discouragement from a teacher or other child. The process is self-education, building self-confidence through competence. The Montessori approach, therefore, forms a solid foundation for the child's education and life.

The primary curriculum at Guelph Montessori includes concrete materials, like the Large Bead Frame being used in this photo. By working--primarily on their own--with these materials, children can more easily grasp absract ideas.

Five main elements make up the Guelph Montessori School's primary curriculum:

  1. Practical Life
  2. Sensorial Learning
  3. Language
  4. Mathematics
  5. Culture and Geography
  6. French
  7. Physical Education
  8. Karate