Teacher Danny
Age 3 years - 6 years
Class size 12
Category Montessori

Montessori is an education philosophy and practice that fosters rigorous, self-motivated growth for children and adolescents in all areas of their development, with a goal of nurturing each child's natural desire for knowledge, understanding, and respect.

Montessori Classroom Curriculum

Our Montessori preschool classroom is divided into the five main Montessori subject areas: Practical Life, Sensorial Development, Language, Mathematics, and Culture & Sciences.

Our Montessori program nurtures the “I can do it!” mindset, while also helping schoalrs understand their relationship to the environment and peers around them. In every classroom, our curriculum approach is customized for each individual child across four key areas: Citizen, Scholar, Mind, and Body.

A “Day in the Life” of Our Montessori Classrooms

Whole Group Circle

Each day begins in a whole group circle to set the learning intention for the day. Throughout the day, scholars reconvene as a whole group to practice and learn skills.

Small Groups

Small groups support the personalized care that scholars need to encourage peaceful interactions, the freedom and safety to investigate, and the development of empathetic relationships.

Self-Help Skills

As scholars grow, they gain a more profound sense of independence and confidence in their abilities. New skills may include hand-washing, teeth brushing, self-feeding, mobility, fine motor coordination, and toilet training.

Play, Play, Play

At Excel, we deeply cherish play-based learning through playful interactions amongst peers, with teachers, and in independent settings. With open-ended materials, children are encouraged to explore, create, and question a variety of learning topics as they freely and imaginatively investigate the world around them.

Playground Time

Our schools offer dedicated outdoor play space for scholars to shake their sillies out and expend some of that seemingly limitless energy. Educators are encouraged to use the outdoor space for playtime and lesson enhancements. Weather-permitting, classrooms spend ample time outdoors enjoying the fresh air year-round.


After lunch, a designated nap time helps children calm their bodies and rejuvenate.