What Happens After 6?
Studies have shown that Montessori preschool graduates make a smooth transition to any primary school they go on to attend. They have curiosity, self-discipline, initiative, persistence, concentration, and a positive attitude toward school.
But Montessori education does not have to end with your child’s preschool experience. It can continue into your child’s primary and even adolescent years - this is part of TMS’s vision: to build a 0-18 campus.
A Montessori primary environment responds to the 6-12 year old child’s expanding view of the universe. Some of the same materials from the preschool classroom are present, to be used in more complex ways according to the child’s development. In addition, many new materials are introduced as the child moves toward abstract thinking, developing his imagination to embrace concepts larger than his immediate environment.
Like Montessori preschool, the Montessori primary curriculum is interdisciplinary, allowing science, social studies, the arts, language, and mathematics to converge in studies guided by the child’s own questions. Emphasis is placed on the connections between different areas of study, not on the mere presentation of detail.
A complete Montessori education provides your child with an integrated, individualised, and academically challenging programme that meets his changing developmental needs from year to year.