Cap School Montessori
It is not a question of abandoning the child to himself so that he does what he wants, but to prepare him an environment where he can act freely.
Marie Montessori, Preface to Scientific Pedagogy.
In a few words
- A caring pedagogy,
- A eco-citizen school,
- Daily English bilingual immersion,
- A playground,
- A sleep area open to children,
- A Zen corner,
- Registration to school possible during the year.
Our educational project
At Cap School Montessori School, we want to help children become more independent, develop their self-confidence and thrive at their own pace. We would like to cultivate their natural desire to learn by focusing on successes rather than failures.
Montessori pedagogy promotes the development of the human being in all its dimensions: physical, social and spiritual. It takes into account the needs of children at every stage of human growth. We wish to fully apply the Montessori method while remaining in agreement with the programs of the National Education.
Every child, in the midst of others and with others, pursues his own development plan through his work, following his inner laws of growth. Each child's potential can be developed by providing them with an appropriate environment in which they will have freedom of movement and free choice of activities, which will allow them to develop autonomy and empowerment.
For which children?
Cap School Montessori School will be open to all children. Montessori Pedagogy is a "tailor-made" pedagogy that respects the rhythm of each child, regardless of their educational facilities or difficulties.
What's next ?
The children integrate the classical college into 6th grade with several strengths: a confidence in their learning, in their relationships to others and an ease of adaptation to new situations.
How is our teaching organized?
The Montessori class is the world of children! Equipped for its size, pace and interests, it is designed to put the child at ease by granting freedom, in a prepared and organized environment with attractive equipment.
The material is neatly stored on low shelves within reach of even the smallest ones. The tables and chairs can be moved, allowing a flexible arrangement for many activities. Children also work on small carpets on the floor where they are naturally comfortable.
The Montessori material of the class can be divided into 6 spaces:
- Practical life material,
- Sensory material,
- Mathematics material,
- Language material,
- Academic material of science, history and geography,
If the equipment of the class must be a sufficient challenge to provoke a learning response, it must be suitably matched to the knowledge that a child has already acquired in a previous experience. This experience is so varied that the most satisfactory choice can not generally be made by the child himself: the educator ensures his evolution by guiding him when necessary.
The Montessori class gives him the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of graduate materials. The child can grow while his / her interests make him progress from one level of complexity to another. Having children aged 2 to 6 together, provides younger children with a graduated series of imitation models, and the older ones an opportunity to strengthen their own knowledge by helping the younger ones.
It is because the child works individually with the material that there is no competition in a Montessori class. Each child refers only to his own previous work and his progress is not compared to the successes of others. Maria Montessori thought that competition in education should only be introduced after the child has gained confidence in the use of basic skills. "Never let a child experience a failure until he has a reasonable chance of success," she wrote.
In truth, we can not make geniuses, we can only give each individual the chance to fully utilize their potential abilities to become an independent, quiet and balanced human being.