Our PK3-4 classroom activities are conducted entirely in Chinese. Teachers use a variety of techniques to support students’ linguistic, cognitive, social, and physical development. Play-responsive activities give students opportunities to follow their natural interests while also establishing strong listening and speaking skills. Through learning centers, teachers help students develop the ability to do focused work, both independently and in small groups. In keeping with our whole child approach, we also emphasize creative play, art, music and social emotional learning.
Mixed Age Classrooms
The curriculum is differentiated by age, meaning that each student receives lessons that match their pace and maturity. Experience has taught us that mixed-age PK classrooms foster cooperation and allow children to learn by helping one another. Older children develop leadership skills, responsibility for others, and pride in themselves by assisting their younger classmates. Younger children learn from their older peer models. By following the older children’s example, the younger children are able to challenge themselves and take on increasingly complex tasks.
Sample PK3-4 Schedule
|8:15 – 9:10||Playground Free Play + Snack|
|9:10 – 9:30||Morning Circle|
|9:30 – 10:30||Montessori Worktime: Practical Life, Sensorial, Math|
|10:30 – 11:30||Thematic Learning|
Exploration Stations, Language Arts, Math, Science, SEL,
Art, Music & Movement
|11:30-12:00||Music + Story Time|
|2:20-2:35||Theme-Based Story Time|
|3:15 – 5:15||After School Program|