Academics of Parkridge Montessori School

  • Preschool Program

    The Montessori preschool classroom is a “living room” for the children. Children choose their work from among the self-correcting materials displayed on open shelves, and they work in specific areas. Over a period of time, the children develop into a “normalized community,” working with high concentration and few interruptions.

    Normalization is the process whereby a child moves from being undisciplined to self-disciplined, from disordered to ordered, from distracted to focused, through work in the environment. The process occurs through repeated work with materials that captivate the child’s attention.

    For some children this inner change may take place quite suddenly, leading to deep concentration. In the Montessori preschool, academic competency is a means to an end, and the manipulative are viewed as “materials for development.”

    In the Montessori preschool, five distinct areas constitute the prepared environment:

    • Practical life enhances the development of task organization and cognitive order through care of self, care of the environment, exercises of grace and courtesy, and coordination of physical movement.
    • The Sensorial area enables the child to order, classify and describe sensory impressions in relation to length, width, temperature, mass, color, pitch, etc.
    • Mathematics makes use of manipulative materials to enable the child to internalize concepts of number, symbol, sequence, operations, and memorization of basic facts.
    • Language arts include oral language development, written expression, reading, and the study of grammar, creative dramatics, and children’s literature. Basic skills in reading and writing are developed through the use of sandpaper letters, alphabet cut-outs, and various presentations allowing children to link sounds and letter symbols effortlessly and to express their thoughts through writing.
    • Cultural activities expose the child to basics in geography, history, and life sciences. Music, art, and movement education are part of the integrated cultural curriculum.

    The Montessori preschool environment unifies the psycho-social, physical, and academic functioning of the child. Its important task is to provide students with an early and general foundation that includes:

    • a positive attitude toward school;
    • inner security and a sense of order;
    • pride in the physical environment;
    • abiding curiosity;
    • a habit of concentration;
    • habits of initiative and persistence;
    • the ability to make decisions;
    • self-discipline; and
    • A sense of responsibility to other members of the class, school and community.

    This Montessori foundation will enable your child to acquire more specialized knowledge and skills throughout his or her school career.

  • Our Program

    Our curriculum and programs are designed to build a strong foundation in academics, as well as social, emotional, physical and moral development. This approach encourages a child’s independence, self-motivation, and decision-making skills.

    Our programs are carefully crafted to capitalize on the readiness of each child, and cater to individual needs, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Both inside and outside the classroom, children develop standards of conduct and courtesy, cooperation, self-control and a real respect for the rights and opinions of others—while developing their own individual talents, interests and abilities.

    Parkridge Montessori School at  Irving, Texas offers:

    1. Half day program from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM,
    2. School Day program from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
    3. A full day program from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

    We offer programs in the following areas for students from 2 1/2 to 6 years of age:

  • Extra curricular

    You have the option of enrolling your child in these activities. Sign – up sheets and announcement are posted on the bulletin board. You pay directly to the faciliting Company, These programs are separated from tuition fees.