Our Learning Environment
  • Our children explore, create, make friends, collaborate, make mistakes, learn from their mistakes, discover their own talents, become independent, gain self-confidence, have fun, grow and succeed all in the safe and fun learning environment at our Northampton and Allentown Montessori school and child care center.

  • Each and every child receive a weekly personalized lesson plan to meet his/her unique developmental needs and goals.

  • The Montessori school learning environment of our preschool in Northampton is carefully planed and executed to promote children’s independence and intellectual development.

  • Our learning environment is arranged according to subject area. The activities are changed frequently and arranged from simple to complex to challenge children and keep them engaged.  

  • Our learning environment has child-sized tables, chairs, materials and equipment to help children feel comfortable and successful as independent learners. 

  • No pre-arranged seating- spaces are created for children to work independently and in small groups.

  • Each child is provided with freedom within limits. Children's sense of well-being is supported by reasonable limits and clear boundaries. Vigilance and good judgement are exercised to keep everyone safe. Our Northampton and Allentown Montessori school is different from many preschools in the area because here children are encourage practice newly acquired skills and become more confident, as their competence grows, their independence increases.

  • Behavior is always guided in gentle and positive ways.

Multi-age classroom structure

  • Our children are part of a close, caring school community. Children between the ages of 3 and 5 work together and feel supported as they gain confidence learning from one another. The older children serve as leaders, role models and peer tutors to younger children. This dynamic creates a positive, social and collaborative environment where children’s self-esteem and confidence is nurtured.

  • The multi-age grouping accommodates children's unique developmental stage (“child's internal clock”) rather than relying on age as the primary indicator for readiness with lessons. Peer cooperation and peer tutoring increases achievement and self-confidence in both the older and younger children.