Montessori at The Woods Academy
Our accredited Montessori preschool is the foundation of a Woods education. Our program for three- to six-year-olds includes a kindergarten year, where students internalize the basics they learned as three-year-olds and four-year-olds and are armed with the tools they need for life.
We honor questions, exploration, intrinsic motivation, and creativity. Here, our Montessori students lead, teach, interact, and learn through collaboration, cooperation, and observation. They experience many firsts in our mixed-age, child-centered classrooms that are modeled on family and community, as they are encouraged to try new things, be curious, and see the many routes to success. They are also urged to express their feelings, connect socially, develop interests and affinities that support self-esteem, and recognize that effort is more important than perfection.
Students work together while pursuing their own interests, under the guidance of our dedicated and well-trained teachers and staff, with access to age-appropriate technology and opportunities for community service. They also enjoy activities and programs in school and through field trips that enhance classroom activities and provide new experiences.