Under 3

Birth – 3 Years

Pre-Primary

3 – 6 Years

Lower Primary

6 – 9 Years

Upper Primary

9 – 12 Years

The Montessori Difference

At FMS we play to your child’s innate strengths – regardless of their age or ability, without competitive pressure. We cultivate thinking outside the box, expanding their horizons, taking them beyond accomplished.

Graphic of Beyond Imagined: Growing Pathways

Embracing your child’s individuality while nurturing ways to explore a deep and meaningful understanding of the world around them.

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Graphic of Beyond Inspired: Harnessing Curiosity

Seeking adventures to ignite your child’s natural curiosity, energy and joy for lifelong learning.

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Graphic of Beyond Engaged: Capturing Enthusiasm

Offering your child hands-on, self-paced, collaborative learning. We explore individual interests to enable ongoing positive engagement and enthusiasm.

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Graphic of Beyond Accomplished: Expanding Horizons

Playing to your child’s innate strengths – regardless of their age or abilities – without competitive pressure. We cultivate thinking outside the box.

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Helpful Hints

Series to Get Hooked On: A Book List to Keep Them Reading!

When was the last time you read a book that was so good you hated to see it end? Perhaps it was part of a series and you quickly got your hands on the next book, or perhaps it was an author’s style that you loved so you began reading everything you could find that they’d written. New readers can experience the same feeling. All it takes is one truly…
Montessori Basics

Montessori Basics: Following the Child

“When a child is given a little leeway, he will at once shout, ’I want to do it!’ But in our schools, which have an environment adapted to children’s needs, they say, ‘Help me to do it alone.’ ” - Maria Montessori in The Secret of ChildhoodMontessorians are often heard saying, “Follow the child.” It’s a statement that guides us each day and drives our work in very particular ways.…
Montessori in Action

Thrive at Five

When Maria Montessori developed her educational method, she created programs that encompass a three-year learning cycle. This three-year cycle corresponds with Montessori’s planes of development, each of which spans six years of the child’s life: First plane: 0–6 years (Absorbent Mind) Second plane: 6–12 years (Childhood) Third plane: 12–18 years (Adolescence) Fourth plane: 18–24 years (Young Adult) Within each plane of development, there is a natural separation and transformation that…

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