- Ages: 3 years to 5th grade
- Dates: September through mid June
- Days: Monday through Friday
- Times: 9:00am-3:30pm
- PreK-3 For All: No
- PreK-4 For All: No
- Full Day: Yes
- Half Day: Yes
- Extended Hours: 7:30am-6pm
- Registration: Call to learn how
The main goal of Building Blocks Montessori School is to develop your child’s confidence, independence, and lifelong love of learning. We began in 1972 as a nursery school, which soon expanded to the elementary level. It is comprised of a lower school for preschool and kindergarten and an upper school for 1st to 5th grades. We also offer before and after-school programs and flexible scheduling for the lower school. Building Blocks Montessori School is non-sectarian and licensed by the N.Y.C. Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Call us today for more information or to schedule an interview. Building Blocks Montessori School is housed in a stately brick building with beautiful, spacious, and well-equipped grounds adjacent to scenic Silver Lake Park. We provide a secure, homelike atmosphere and a warm, nurturing environment where all your child’s needs are met: intellectual, physical, emotional, and social.
Our lower school offers programs for children between the ages of 3 and 5. The Building Blocks Montessori School classroom is a richly prepared environment of multisensory materials that provides a planned sequence of developmental activities. These concrete materials illustrate abstract concepts and help your child build a foundation for future learning. It is a child-centered classroom, where your child will develop the joy of learning.
There is a small pupil-to-teacher ratio with mostly individualized instruction, with the teacher acting as a guide. The children choose their own work, set their own pace, and advance at their own rate. Our classes also have a mixed age grouping in which the younger children learn from observing and working with older children, and the older children will reinforce their own skills by helping their younger classmates.
The children are free to move, speak, and interact with one another. We place great emphasis on social development, and your child will learn to be courteous, kind, and respectful of others. If you are interested in more information or want to schedule an interview, contact us today.
Curriculum For 3 – 5 Year Olds Includes
• Multicultural Studies and Celebrations
• Practical Life
• Science and S.T.E.M.
• Gym and Yoga Instruction
Our lower school has complete Montessori studies that will carry over seamlessly into our upper school curriculum.
At Building Blocks Montessori School, we cultivate your child’s own natural desire to learn. The upper school provides a stimulating environment that builds on the foundation set in lower school, but with added emphasis on academics. Textbooks are used along with advanced Montessori and other materials. The children continue to advance at their own rate, with individualized goals and curriculum tailored to meet their different learning styles and needs.
We promote a noncompetitive and supportive environment for your child. Small group meetings in all subjects are an integral part of upper school for instructions and discussions. All upper school children take a yearly Stanford Achievement Test to aid in curriculum planning and evaluation. For more information, give us a call.
Upper School Subject Areas
• Language arts – includes reading, writing, spelling, dictionary skills, poetry, novel studies, penmanship and handwriting, and parts of speech
• Mathematics- includes whole numbers, fractions, geometry, and pre-algebra
• Social Studies – includes physical and cultural geography, world and U.S. history, genealogy and multi-cultural studies, economics
• Science- includes matter and astronomy, botany, zoology, S.T.E.M., and health sciences
• Art, Music, and Advanced Practical Life
• Gym – includes movement and yoga