GDMS ACADEMICS

GDMS offers an interdisciplinary Montessori curriculum that is tailored to fit the unique intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of children between the ages of 24 months and 12 years old. Indeed, our rich and rigorous Toddler, Primary, and Elementary programs integrate music lessons, language instruction, physical education, field trips, and a variety of both fun and enriching educational extracurricular activities.



  The Toddler Program
      (24-36 months)
 



Our toddler program is a preparatory program designed for toddlers between the ages of 24 and 36 months.  Employing a hands-on curriculum delivered by lead teachers who are credentialed in both early childhood education and the Montessori method of instruction, the GDMS toddler program develops students' concentration, order, independence, and coordination.

Operating five days a week between the hours of 6:30 AM and 6:30 PM, our toddler program is open to children who are not fully potty-trained. With a maximum of 12 children, each toddler class is lead by two trained teachers.







 The Primary Program (3-5 years old)




Our primary program—a multi-age program designed especially for children ranging in age from three to six—provides students an academically enriched environment and well-ordered social community.  Students enrolled in the program are encouraged to absorb their environment, language, and culture, and to develop at their own pace.


The primary program operates five days a week.  Academic instruction for the three- and four-year-old students takes place between 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM. Instruction for the kindergarten fours, those students who will turn five by December 1 of the current academic year, and the five-year-old students, however, is delivered from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, allowing for more advanced study in language, math, geography, and science.





The Elementary Program (6-12 years old)
 




Our elementary program curriculum is designed to allow for personalized academic growth and development; it challenges the most able students and offers flexibility to those who require additional support.  An enriched academic program that integrates language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and history, this program allows students be responsible for their own behaviors and help the community by observing the rules necessary for peaceful living.

A microcosm of society as a whole, the elementary classroom is a place where students work together to learn in harmony, while retaining their individuality. Indeed, our elementary program strives to develop the whole child—physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially.

 



 
     


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