About Montessori Class
Our class size is intentionally small so that students can receive the time and attention they deserve in a structured and open learning space. We provide a low teacher to student ratio so that all children have plenty of access to encouragement and guidance from their teachers. We have a home like feeling that is warm and charming. Our school is equipped with an art studio, a music room, and a large and beautiful children’s backyard. We prepare the child-centered environment carefully where the children can feel they are loved, appreciated and valued just as they should.
Family Style, Mixed-age Class
Research shows that children thrive in settings that allow them to step into leadership positions that nurture each other at different stages of their development and to grow at their own pace. Our focus is on collaboration and independence rather than competition. We as teachers are prepared and experienced to embrace the essence and uniqueness of each child individually as well as their place in the classroom or group they are learning within.
2.5 years old (30 months) to 5 years old
Program Schedule for school year 2019-2020
English Program: 9:15am -1:15pm
Japanese Program: 9:30am -1:30pm
A Day in Pikake School
AM Circle Time & Lessons
Montessori Work Time, Art Project
Outside Play Time
Creative Activities ( Music, Art, or Movements)
Circle Time, Story Telling、Discussion, Literacy Time
We believe our children learn from our environment including nature, culture, and community. Class and family events are also fantastic learning opportunities.
September: Orientation, Welcome Picnic
October: Pumpkin Patch, Halloween
November: Parent-Teacher Conference, Thanksgiving Potluck
December: Holiday Party
January: New Years
February: Mamemaki(Japanese Spring Celebration), Valentine’s Day
March: Girls Day
April: Spring Parent-Teacher Conference, Easter Egg Hunt
May: Children’s Day, Mother’s Day Celebration
June: Graduation& End of Year Performance, Father’s Day Celebration
July-August: Summer Camp
＊We also have birthday celebrations, fieldtrips, fire drill, curriculum night, etc.
＊School will be closed on holidays, professional development days, winter, mid-winter, and spring breaks.