Our Primary classroom excites enchantment. The atmosphere of the villa is indescribably beautiful and the spell of perfection highlights every piece of material that you can see. Our classroom supports children exceptionally in their self-confidence and encourages them to discover their own approach to learning and exploration of the world. We lead children intentionally in their free choice of a large number of activities that are available to them in the diverse, carefully prepared environment. Each activity encourages children to concentrate, which creates a surprising harmony in the group. Thanks to the everyday experience the children strengthen and deepen their skills, ability to work with others and their own responsibility.
In a small group of children we encourage natural curiosity, development of potential, independence, self-confidence and respect for oneself and others. The program includes a 3-hour work cycle in a heterogeneous mixed-age group, linking education with practical life of a child, in the totality of his personality. We place great emphasis on the child’s trust in the environment, on individual and respecting approach to each child and on understanding the developmental stages of the child and her needs and interests. The environment of the Primary class is Czech-English with native speakers.
Our concept of education
We deepen practical life activities and activities in the field of music and art, adding a sensorial education, math and language. Furthermore, we are working on social interaction and add courtesy lessons. We pay attention to the development of fine and gross motor skills, and on children activity outdoors.
The classroom equipment and the range of activities are built on AMI standards, because we believe that the authentic education set by Maria Montessori is perfect for the child’s development. Children at the center of all our efforts and activities. We help them to develop their own personality through freedom of action and independence. We offer children stimulating and motivating environment to fulfill their developmental needs and create a safe and healthy environment for their full-fledged development. They have a free choice of activities and movement in an environment adapted to their size and strength. Teachers are guides that specifically encourage children to do things by themselves. This increases their self-esteem, self-confidence and trust in the environment and the children gradually become functionally independent. Expansion with language education provides children with the opportunity to apply acquired skills from an early age and prepares them for the world that communicates in English.
The role of the teacher/guide is to:
Prepare an inspiring environment for the natural development of a child’s personality according to her developmental stage
Be friendly, open, patient and trusting to children
Approach each child individually and in a respectful way, creating safety and order through which the child can lean
Have quality education in Montessori pedagogy and early childhood training
The prepared environment helps the child:
to develop fine motor skills
to develop gross motor skills
to cultivate coordination and understanding one’s own body
to develop in areas of practical life, sensorial education, mathematics, language, music and art
to develop care of self and the environment
to build relationships with peers and adults
to deepen social interactions and skills through courtesy lessons
to find admiration for the world that surrounds us
development of their inherent potential, functional independence and freedom to make decisions
the opportunity to work with all the senses, in their own way and pace
understanding things from simple to complex, from the concrete to the abstract
the development of language, music and art
healthy self-image and self-confidence
meaningful contact with peers and adults
respect for the outside world, politeness, kindness, decency and social behavior
Timetable of the day:
The daily routine is indicative, we adapt it to the needs of the children and respond to the current situation and weather changes.
8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. arrival of individual children, free activity
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the morning work cycle, community gathering, social interaction, child’s work with Montessori materials, conversation, preparation of snacks incl. setting the table, cleaning and hygiene
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. time outdoors, practicing motor skills, physical activities, science activities in the garden
12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. lunch incl. serving, cleaning and hygiene
12:45 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. departure of children with morning attendance
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. resting, reading, listening to fairy tales, sleeping if needed
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. time outdoors, practicing motor skills, physical activities, science activities in the garden
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. afternoon care, hobby circles, individual child work, afternoon snack incl. preparation, cleaning and hygiene, stay in the garden
4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. departure of children
Objectives of the community
Our goal is that the children are happy and return smiling. That they will not be afraid to try new things and have the desire to discover the world every day, again and again. That they fell in love with music, art, geography, letters and tools of mathematics. We wish that they take advantage of their amazing innate desire to learn about the world, that it makes sense to them to find and assume their own place in it and that they fully develop their personality in a socially and culturally favorable, democratic environment.
Collaboration with the family
Cooperation with parents and family is extremely important for us and for the operation of the Primary class. Interconnection between the school and the parenting approach within the family is a huge benefit for the kids. It is very motivating for the children when their parents are interested and participate in the activities of the class. We inform parents about the course of each day and about the child’s work in a daily report, we meet each other at family days and meetings. To the parents of enrolled children we offer lectures and also the opportunity to attend courses organized by us at a discounted price. We organize evening individual and collective coffee meetings to share and discuss questions about the care and work with children at home. By developing communication and cooperation with parents we also want to achieve that the Primary program will function as a community. Parents are welcome by appointment according to their own timetable. Opinions, ideas, wishes and criticism are welcome and we would appreciate your suggestions.
2 days morning session + afternoon care till 17:00 is CZK 8,500 / month
3 days morning session + afternoon care till 17:00 is CZK 10,500 / month
4 days morning session + afternoon care till 17:00 is CZK 12,500 / month
5 days morning session + afternoon care till 17:00 is CZK 14,500 / month
Is possible 4 weeks adaptation morning session till 13.00 with 15% discount.
The price does not include meals.
Payment of tuition for the whole school year in advance – 5% discount; tuition for the second, third… child – 10% discount.
Na Hřebenech I., 1a, Prague 4 – Podolí