Countryside Day’s approach to education is unique. You will see that the minute you walk into one of our classrooms. The materials used to teach reading, writing, arithmetic, geography, science, music, social studies are all unique to the Montessori classroom.
The classroom materials used for our youngest students take abstract ideas and put them in a concrete form that makes sense to these developing minds. Students learn to learn from their peers, and respect their own and each other’s ability to be a teacher as well as a student. Finally, our teachers have caring and personal relationships with each their students which allows them to have the role not only of the teacher of academic content but also the role of mentor, guiding students as they develop their character: stepping in when direction is needed, stepping back and giving space for independent achievement, and careful observation to know exactly when to intervene.