Our enriched afternoon program complements the goals of our morning program by providing a variety of co-curricular activities for the children to enjoy. These activities are directly linked to your child’s learning in the Montessori classroom, and allow all of those skills that have been previously introduced in isolation to be implemented and practiced in an authentic and social setting. It is in these afternoon activities that the children learn to pace themselves according to a group rhythm.
Our afternoon program offers a wide and alternating variety of activities that will allow your child to explore new skills and find new passions. The array of activities – offered by specialists both visiting and in-house – focuses on the development of the whole child, with a focus on igniting a sense of balance, perspective, wonder, discovery and imagination.
Click below to discover just some of the learning experiences your child will engage in.
Our mini maestros enjoy singing and manipulating instruments as they accompany both new and familiar tunes. They learn to follow beats, rhythms and pitches, to match patterns, and to even create their own sounds. They have the opportunity to make their own instruments, which allows them to carry their music right to their home!
Hosted by the Montreal Children’s TheatreTM, our young thespians embark on an adventurous journey of exploration and imagination. Through a series of games and dramatic exercises, and dabbling with costumes, music and movement, the children are introduced to drama, theatre, and the performative art of storytelling.
This introductory guided art class invites the children to explore drawing with different mediums and on different surfaces. Using the framework of open-ended art, as well as the use of stencils and mandalas, our aspiring artists learn to experiment with all types of lines: straight and curved, thick and thin, dark and light… In this class, the children also engage in observational drawing, and learn to follow verbal prompts.
Here, the children are introduced to a new art medium each week and explore a variety of art techniques along the way. In the process, our young artists expand on their knowledge of shapes, patterns and textures, and explore different types of mediums including collage, painting and sculpting. In this class, the children not only strengthen their fine motor skills and their hand-eye coordination, but they also unleash their budding creativity!
Hosted by Miss Nicole from Junior JamsTM, this active class focuses on the children’s general gross motor skills while encouraging them to become aware of their body by isolating specific body movements. Our aspiring dancers learn moves such as the slide step, the shoulder pop and the spin, as well as basic dance routines that provide a great foundation for later choreography.