Montessori Pedagogy

Maria Montessori was a doctor of medicine, specializing in anthropology and psychiatry, who developed an educational approach based on scientific observation of the cognitive and psychological development of children at the start of the 20th century. The  fundamental principle of her pedagogy is

« The child is not a vessel that you fill, but a spring that you let flow ».

It is about accompanying the natural development of children, to support them so that they can deploy all the forces that they already have within.

Bilingual Montessori preschool
2 to 3 years

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Help me to help myself !

Through the different Montessori activities your child will be encouraged to do things by themselves, to grow in confidence and ability in their practical skills, to learn to take care of themselves and the environment around them, and to develop their communication and language skills in both English and French. We focus on the development of movement, language, and independence, but also on building a sense of community where everyone is important and respected. Montessori toddlers learn the rules of grace and courtesy, to treat each other with compassion and to resolve conflicts peacefully.

The class room is thoughtfully designed to facilitate a toddler’s functional independence and to give her the freedom to move and is set up with all the materials according to the standards of the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).

When toddlers are independently toileting, able to complete a full cycle of work, communicating well, and are socially ready, they transition into the primary classroom around age 3.

Our nurturing community of trained teachers for children aged 2 to 6 years old is committed to helping your child learn the skills that will help him thrive now and in the future.

 

Bilingual Montessori
school
3 to 6 years

Our aim is to

Prepare your child to become a responsible and balanced adult. He is an actor in his own life, responsible for his actions and has all the keys to his success

Help your child to learn to live freely in harmony with herself, with her peers and with her natural environment

Provide individualised education that takes into account the pace of your child

Develop the full potential of your child in the motor, sensory, cognitive, emotional and social spheres

 

After school
care

Children can stay on for after school activities Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 15h30 to 17h30 with pick up from 17h. During this time there will be themed indoor and outdoor activities as well as free play time. A snack will be given at 16h. Enrolment can be regular or occasional with at least 24 hours notice.

 

English class Wednesday morning 3-5 years and afternoon 4-6 years

English is taught through immersion in play and games, stories, movement, songs and music. Class is open to children of all levels of English. The morning class is from 9h00 to 12h00 and is for children aged 3 to 5 years old (children must be toilet independent to participate). The afternoon class is from 13h00 to 16h00 (with an option of a late pick up at 17h00) and is for ages 4 to 6 years old.

 

Address

Growing Together Montessori school Rue Sonnex 23

1218 Grand-Saconnex

Switzerland

Contact

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri

8:00  – 17:30