Casa (JK/SK)

Rotherglen’s Primary classrooms are carefully designed and are comprised of five main areas that focus on experiential, hands on learning. These areas include: Practical Life, Mathematics, Language, Sensorial and Cultural Studies. Music and French instruction are also introduced and incorporated into the program early on. Our program is focused on developing strong foundational skills, achieving curriculum goals and meeting the developmental needs of each individual student. Basic readiness skills and concepts necessary for reading, writing and math are developed in a sensorially rich program that integrates a child’s experiences in the areas of science, geography and cultural studies.

A focus in the Casa Classroom is to foster independence and instill confidence in our students to explore their own learning potential. This is achieved by preparing the classroom environment with attractive, self-correcting materials for the children to manipulate. Students are taught grace and courtesy at a young age, which gives each child a heightened sense of respect for others and for themselves.

Our Montessori qualified teachers guide our students toward working independently and learning through experience. In this way, students are active participants in their own learning and their intrinsic motivation and eagerness to learn is cultivated. Children learn to work at a task from beginning to end and develop their self-discipline and the capacity for deep concentration. We feel very strongly that while your child is with us, he or she is allowed to explore and learn in a positive, warm and supportive learning environment. The teacher-to-student ratio in the Casa program is 1:15.