Montessori Program Now at Courtade Elementary School
A TCAPS Montessori program is now offered at Courtade Elementary School, and enrollments are being accepted for the 2013-2014 school year. A primary program for 3-6 year olds (including preschool and kindergarten) as well as a lower elementary unit (1st through 3rd grade) will be available for the 2013-2014 school year. TCAPS is committed to maintain and grow the program each year.
To learn more about the TCAPS Montessori Program, please contact Courtade Elementary School Principal Caroline Wacker at 231-933-5800.
TCAPS offers a Toddler Montessori program for ages 18-36 months, a Primary Montessori classroom for ages 3-5, and the TCAPS Elementary Montessori School for ages 6-12. Extended day programs are available for primary and elementary students. All programs follow the philosophy and methodology of Maria Montessori, which emphasizes a child-centered environment that develops character, skills and independent learning.
The Montessori approach envisions education as “an aid to life.” It is a philosophy of child development as well as an educational approach, which respects each child’s unique personality. The Montessori method allows for modification to the needs of the individual, regardless of the level of ability, learning style or social maturity. The focus of Montessori education continually changes in scope & manner to meet the child’s changing needs & interests. TCAPS offers one of the few Michigan public school districts to offer Montessori.
TCAPS Montessori at Glenn Loomis Web site
International Montessori Web site
Maria Montessori and Method
E-Text: The Montessori Method, by Maria Montessori
Contact: (231) 933-5608