Programs

Admission Policy

Hope Montessori School, Ltd. accepts children ages 2 ½ to 5 regardless of race, creed, sex, or national origin.

Preschool

  • Meets Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Children must be 2 ½ years of age upon entering.

4 year old Enrichment Program

  • Meets Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • On Fridays children are dismissed at 11:45 a.m.
  • Children must be 4 years of age and developmentally ready.

Kindergarten

  • Meets Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m.
  • On Fridays children are dismissed at 11:45 a.m.
  • Children must be 5 years of age by Sept. 30.

Extended Day Care

  • Day Care is open all year except for Government Holidays.
  • Day Care is open from 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • A hot lunch and 3 snacks are provided each day.
  • A music and movement class on Monday and Friday afternoons.

ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Our Enrichment Program focuses on the particular needs of the four and young five year old child in preparation for the Kindergarten program. The daily schedule includes lunch time (eating and recreational activities), a story or group activity followed by independent work and individual lessons.

Besides following the Montessori curriculum for teaching Geography Science, Language (including phonics) and Math, the Enrichment Program emphasizes three components: Movement, training of the senses and social relations. Some children at this age still have a strong need for movement. Many of our activities involve gross motor skills such as making large letters in shaving cream, painting at an easel or moving in different ways to music. We also work on fine motor tasks such as cutting with scissors and writing. With the sensorial material the children are challenged, for example to remember the exact thickness or shape, color, texture weight, etc. of a block and find its match on the other side of the room. We work on manners by reading stories and discussing situations. The children practice cooperating as they work together on group projects under the teacher’s supervision. In the Enrichment Program, children practice skills they need while developing friendships in a small group.

Summer Fun Care

  • Summer Fun Care is open from 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
  • A full and varied program is planned for the children, combining the relaxation of summer and the joy of learning.
  • Kinder music, gymnastics, live ponies, moon bounce, magicians, puppet shows, water play, projects, arts and crafts, finger play, etc.