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Childrens House

Sunnyside Campus (2-1/2 – 6 years) and West Side Campus (3–6 Years)

At the Children’s House, our program is based on the philosophy that young children flourish with gentle guidance and the opportunity to work at their own pace. Dr. Montessori recognized that children have sensitive periods to absorb certain information. This is the time to fill their experiences with rich language and manipulative lessons. The brain is connected to the work of the hands.

There are five distinct areas that allow the child to grow physically, mentally, and spiritually, developing his character as well as his academic interests.

Practical Life

These activities make up the foundation of the program. They help the child adapt to the environment. Practical Life skills encourage the development of a sense of order and logical thinking, as well as attention to detail, concentration, and the coordination of movement leading to self-control and independence.


The Montessori materials are designed to order, relate, classify, explore and realize impressions that the child has already formed. The materials help the child experience differentiations within the five senses and form the groundwork for future academic learning.


Dr. Maria Montessori designed “hands-on” materials to help the child investigate, calculate, measure, imagine and create. Eventually this leads the child from manipulation of the concrete to abstract thought.


Language is woven into all parts of the curriculum. It begins with conversation, then explores sounds and the blending of sounds, and leads to reading, writing, and the function of words.


This area of exploration includes world geography, physical science, zoology, biology, botany, history, art, music studies, and Spanish language.

To complement the richness of the classroom experience, “going out” excursions are part of the kindergarten curriculum. Also included is a variety of resource visitors to the classroom, some four-footed and furry from the animal kingdom; some human specialists in their respective fields.

Montessori Philosophy

Montessori PhilosophyThe Montessori Philosophy encourages children to develop their observation skills through activities that use the five senses, kinetic movement, spatial refinement, small and gross motor skill coordination, and concrete knowledge that leads to later abstraction.


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Enrichment Programs

Montessori Schools of Flagstaff Enrichment ProgramsTo meet the needs of working parents, we offer a before- and after-school program designed for children 18 months–12 years. The older children can sign up for the many special classes offered after school such as drama, art classes, and music lessons.

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