Our Curriculum

The Montessori Curriculum centers around the child’s innate ability to learn by doing and supports the child as an active learner. It is designed to support the holistic development of the child in his/her physical, intellectual, linguistic, emotional, social and spiritual capability. The curriculum is organized in the following six areas whereby each area impacts another:

- Practical Life Exercise
These are activities of everyday living concerning elementary movements (i.e. pouring, carrying), care of self (i.e. washing, dressing), care of environment (polishing, dusting) and social development (i.e. greeting, sharing). By participating in practical life exercises the child learns to concentrate, to be independent, develop social skills and to respect the environment.

- Sensorial
This area of curriculum entails the use of sensorial material which enhances learning through the senses i.e. sound cylinders, rough and smooth boards etc. Through the manipulation of such material using his/her memory of the shape, texture and sound, the child is able to refine his/her senses. Sensorial material also allows the child to make the transition from concrete to abstract and prepares his/her mathematical mind and writing skills i.e. knobbed cylinders, binomial cubes etc.

- Mathematics
Didactic material introduced to the child in this area of the curriculum, i.e. number rods, spindle box, golden beads etc, supports the child to begin thinking and working in constructively abstract terms. This allows them to gradually understand simple to complex concepts such as size gradiation, thickness, numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

- Language
In this area of the curriculum the child develops his/her listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in both English and Urdu via sandpaper letters, moveable alphabets, pink, blue and series etc.

- Cultural
This area of the curriculum introduces the child to 5 different cultural subjects: Botany, zoology, history, geography and science. It allows the child to understand the life of man on earth throughout time and in all geographic regions. The child also gains an understanding of unity and peaceful co-existence of all things, living and non-living. Material which serves as a conduit for this knowledge includes nature table, classification cars, puzzle maps, country flags and landforms etc.

- Creative
In this area of curriculum the child develops his/her creative expression through music and movement. Through the free exploration of paint, crayons, paper construction, making contact with instruments, learning songs, story telling, rhymes and acting the child will gradually develop his/her artistic, music, literary and dramatic abilities.