The Ravine

This program encompasses all aspects of self-development. We focus on a sense of responsibility, self-care, independence, and leadership. Bringing the child to a place where they are responsible and their actions have a ripple effect in their world and the universe.

Physical Movement:

  • Inquiry-based Montessori learning experiences that incorporate the four elements (earth, water, air, and fire)
  • Cosmic curriculum as the heart of the classroom.
  • Children will develop a deep connection with the natural world.
  • Movement, body awareness, coordination, and rhythm with musical accompaniment

Evolutionary Exploration:

  • Children build ecological awareness and a relationship with the land through the regular and respected rhythm of access to the same outdoor space over extended periods of time
  • Children will develop a reciprocal relationship with the land and an understanding of themselves as a part of the natural world

Branch of Knowledge:

  • Increased responsibility in caring for the Montessori space and Working with raw and natural materials.
  • New mathematical concepts such as place value, money, time, geometry, decimals & fractions.
  • A deeper comprehension of language, grammar, reading, and creative writing
  • Exploration of larger concepts related to geography, history, zoology, botany, chemistry, and the arts

Sensitive To / Areas of Growth:

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Resilience and sense of wonder

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Child – Directed Exploration

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Child led Exploration

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Manipulation, Freedom and movement

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Development from Sensorial to Abstract

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Language

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Sense of Order and Classification

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Sense of Morality and Justice

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Reason and Logic

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Cause and Effect

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Social Development through group work, teamwork, & collaboration

Community Awareness:

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Further development of practical life tasks such as assisting with meal preparation, self-care, cleaning, etc.

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Developing an appreciation for culture and community through Community Integration Program.

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Practice of goal-setting, time management, resolving conflicts, attention to detail, and more.

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Oral & visual communication skills developed through project presentations & class discussion.

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Consolidated critical thinking through word problems.

  • Further development of practical life tasks such as assisting with meal preparation, self-care, cleaning, etc.

  • Developing an appreciation for culture and community through Community Integration Program.

  • Practice of goal-setting, time management, resolving conflicts, attention to detail, and more.

  • Oral & visual communication skills developed through project presentations & class discussion.

  • Consolidated critical thinking through word problems.