Primary Program

 3-6 year olds

materials-1The Children’s House (Primary Program) is a three-year program for preschool children 3 to 6 years of age. On occasion, children who are fully toilet-trained may begin at 2 ½ years of age, and in this case, the child may be in the Children’s House Program for four years, rather than three. Children 2 ½ – 5 years of age stay for a half day, five days per week – Monday through Friday, and are dismissed at noon. Children who have turned 5 years of age remain in the classroom until 3:00 PM (this longer day is known as Full Day and is equivalent to the Kindergarten year).

Half Day 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Monday – Friday
Full Day 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Monday – Friday
(For students ages 5-6 years)
Children’s House After School

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
12:00 PM – 5:45 PM

3:00 PM – 5:45 PM
Monday – Friday


materials-10The Children’s House After School (CHAS) program is for students in the Children’s House classrooms whose parents are seeking care beyond the regular Montessori program. Our CHAS teachers have education and experience in Early Childhood and provide a warm and stimulating play environment. This program complements your child’s experiences in the Montessori environment. After lunch and resting/napping, children spend time pursuing interests such as blocks, arts and crafts, creative dramatics, outdoor play and much more!

Experience the 3-hour work cycle in this 5-minute video!


Head of School, Vicki McCarthy, discusses our Children’s House program.