Rotherglen’s Primary classrooms are carefully designed and divided into five main areas provided for experiential learning. These areas include: Practical Life, Mathematics, Language, Sensorial and Cultural Studies. Music and French instruction are also introduced and incorporated into the Casa program. Our program is organized based on 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 hands-on experiences with 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 potential. This is achieved by preparing the classroom environment with attractive, self-correcting materials for the children to work with. 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 supported environment. The teacher-to-student ratio in the Casa program is 1:15.