The LMS Children’s House Program is for children ages 3-6 years old. Our classrooms are conscious communities where three year olds (First Years), four year olds (Middles) and five year olds (Kindergartners) practice the art of grace, courtesy and authentic communication. They learn to regulate themselves in group situations, and they learn to use conflict resolution skills to stand up for themselves and what they believe.
Children’s House children come to school five days a week. Our youngest students, First Years, have the option to stay Half Day (8:45 - 11:45AM), otherwise the school day is considered Full Day (8:45 - 2:45). Read more about the LMS Admission process.
Every Thursday is a Half Day for LMS children with the exception of Middle School students who participate in Athletics. Read more about the Professional Development our Faculty and Staff complete on Thursday afternoons.
|Arrival||8:45 - 9:00|
|Outdoor Time||8:45 - 9:30|
|Work Cycle||9:30 - 12:00|
|Half Day Dismissal||11:45|
|Lunchtime||12:00 - 12:45|
|First Years Rest||1:00 - 2:00|
|Work Cycle||1:00 - 2:30|
|Full Day Dismissal||2:45 - 3:00 PM|
In addition to the school day hours, LMS offers Before And After School for Children’s House. Read more about the Before And After School program here.
Freedom Of Choice
Children are active members of their day. They choose what, when, where and with whom they do their work based on their preferences and learning styles. LMS Montessori teachers give guided lessons, model grace and courtesy, and teach social skills one-on-one, in small groups, and with the whole class at circle time.
Children’s House classrooms are adaptive, responsive and student-centered environments. Furniture, materials, and tools are child-sized, and they are arranged with the success of each child in mind. The work on shelves is self-correcting and remains consistently available so that children may independently return to materials for further exploration, practice, and eventual mastery.
Children’s House students achieve success and become autonomous. Consistent daily routines make for a predictable order of the day so that children can build independence and confidence in themselves and their abilities. The physical layout of LMS classrooms promotes collaboration, problem-solving, and self-awareness.
A Children’s House child shows their growth in a variety of ways. In our indoor and outdoor classroom environments children build and improve their coordination, concentration, independence and sense of order. Working through an individualized curriculum, and with scientifically-designed Montessori materials, they have opportunities to explore areas in Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language and Cultural Studies which are complemented by LMS’ anti-bias, art, farming, library, music, physical education, and Spanish programs.
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