Our Pocatello Montessori school uses a different approach to teaching: guide children as they discover their educational passions — all in a structured, safe learning environment. Children discover joy in knowledge as they reach for new levels of understanding. Our Montessori curriculum is different for our two age groups:
School hours for Pocatello Valley Montessori are 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Our primary classroom offers half-day programs to all students, and a full-day program for kindergarten-aged students (ages 4 to 5). The Early Elementary classroom follows a full-day schedule. For a full schedule of each program, visit our enrollment page.
Montessori Education: Helping Each Student to Excel
We follow Maria Montessori’s philosophy which emphasizes that each individual child engages knowledge with a unique perspective. Our Montessori curriculum encourages children to follow and create an individual path to learning and growth, while also exposing them to new subjects and concepts in an exciting way.
Our Montessori teachers track the interests and progress of each child. They help your child follow areas of particular interest and explore subjects and skills at which she excels. When children display skills and interests that are accelerated for their age, our teachers match that with new works and activities to meet their high level of learning.
Teachers also gently encourage children to engage in activities and build skills in areas that challenge them, to ensure they are well-rounded and reaching important learning milestones. Visit the links above to read about the skills, subjects and activities covered in our Primary Classroom and Early Elementary Classroom.
We invite you to visit our Montessori school in-person to see the difference this early education curriculum makes in our students’ learning and lives!
Hands-On Classrooms That Encourage Deep Learning
Our Montessori classrooms are equipped with self-correcting materials which engage all of the senses. Kids use their hands to engage in tactile learning. When the human body is given the opportunity to engage multiple senses, the mind can better retain information and the child can gain knowledge more quickly. Children progress in knowledge by experiencing cause and effect first hand.
For instance, Pocatello Valley Montessori classrooms use specifically formulated beads and work spaces for children to engage in math. The concrete, tactile materials help children understand numbers and math first in concrete and tactile ways, building a strong foundation to then progress to more advanced and abstract math concepts. It is not uncommon to see elementary students work through geometry, trigonometry, and algebraic equations.