Covered Bridge Montessori Schools
 
488 Hurt Rd. SW, Smyrna, GA 30082
770-801-8292 
  770.435.5080 (Fax)
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Programs
"At Covered Bridge Montessori School, your child will have the opportunity to investigate and explore their world. These objectives are accomplished harmoniously in an environment where children of all ages thrive! Just as Dr. Montessori discovered so many years ago, a child who is engaged and interested is… happy, healthy, well-behaved and socially well-rounded."
Summer School (annually mid May - July)

Covered Bridge Montessori School offers programs to meet the needs of parents and children requiring summertime school opportunities. These programs are available to any child enrolled in the school and/or any child pre-enrolled for the coming school year. Additionally, children with prior Montessori school experience will be eligible for summer enrollment.

Summer program schedules provide for continued Montessori education while offering families the opportunity for vacations or breaks. Summer class sizes are typically small, allowing for greater lesson opportunities and more individual attention. Children enrolled in the summer program cannot be guaranteed the same teacher or classroom they are accustomed to during the regular school year. 

Please see the Tuitions page for pricing information.

Toddlers

The Toddler program begins for children at 14 months. Academic skills focus on learning how to concentrate and complete an activity while learning practical life skills, letter sounds and numbers. It takes children through the toileting process and plays an important role in preparing them to enter the Early Childhood (Primary) level at age 3.

Toddler children are curious by nature. Exploration of the environment is the first step in learning. The Toddler environment is prepared with low shelves and tables. Activities are placed around the room for the children to independently explore and select. Toddler teachers continually observe, and seek to present new activities that will stimulate the child’s sense of curiosity and discovery. 

Children in the Toddler classroom are age appropriately supported, while also being encouraged to learn to care for their own needs - learning skills that enable them to become more independent.

Toddler Curriculum Overview 

Practical Life:
Care of self, Care of the classroom, Grace & Courtesy skills, Control of movement, Art.

Sensorial:
Shapes & Sizes, Colors & Texture, Temperature, Weight, Scents, Taste, Feel, and Sound.

Language:
Phonics/sounds, Sandpaper letters (shapes and recognition), Matching & Sorting exercises, Vocabulary, Stories & Songs, Poems, Picture cards, and Spanish.

Number Concepts:
Counting, Numbers (shapes & recognition), Order and Sequence.

Toilet Practices
Science & Nature
Large Motor Skill Development
Music

Early Childhood (Primary) 3* – 6 years

The Early Childhood program is comprised of multi-aged classrooms and a three-year curriculum cycle. The program focuses on developing the ‘whole’ child through instruction geared for the individual child and covering a wide variety of academic disciplines. The Montessori materials for this group were designed to specifically address the curiosity of each child. Each activity has its own unique and individual purpose requiring the child to think and reason. Concepts including sequencing, patterning, matching, and organization are all part of a goal oriented plan directly preparing students for Math and Language.

An important part of a child’s development is the building of character and personality. For appropriate development to take place, a child’s physical, mental and emotional needs must be met. When these needs are met, the child strengthens his or her focus and concentration skills. With this goal in mind, the materials in an Early Childhood classroom must have a specific purpose. Lessons and material innately encourage repetition and practice. Practice builds strength and aids in the strong development of inner satisfaction. The building of confidence in ones skills and abilities, and the strengthening of self-esteem are key elements of the Montessori program.

* In order to enter the Early Childhood program, children must be able to address their own physical needs regarding dressing, eating and toileting.

Early Childhood (Primary) Curriculum Overview 

Practical Life:
Care of self, Care of the classroom, Grace & Courtesy skills, Control of movement, Art, Food preparation & Nutrition study.

Sensorial:
Shapes & Sizes, Colors & Texture, Temperature, Weight, Scents, Taste, Feel, and Sound.

Language:
Phonics/sounds, Sandpaper letters (shapes and recognition), Matching & Sorting exercises, Vocabulary, Handwriting, Word building & Reading, Storytelling & Songs, Listening, Drama, Poems, Picture cards, and Spanish.

Mathematics:
Counting, Numbers (shapes & recognition), Order and Sequence, Number writing, Decimal system, Basic operations (add, subtract, multiply & divide), Fractions, Money, Measurement, Time.

Geography & History
Botany & Zoology
Science and Experiments
Art & Music
Nature & the Environment

Elementary Program 6 – 9 years*

The Elementary program follows the Early Childhood (Primary) years and continues the learning process introducing more advanced concepts at a higher level of focused study.

New areas of study at this level include Grammar, Creative Writing, Advanced History, Botany, Zoology & Art, Geometry, and Computer. Educational Field Trips take place three times a year, and are planned to extend the student’s experience in and with the larger community. Classwork is assigned and managed via individual student and teacher planned goal sheets designed to keep each child progressing through the curriculum while working at his or her own level. Students are provided many opportunities to work cooperatively. Research projects are assigned throughout the year, followed by presentations to the class. The Elementary program guides students through a challenging curriculum while allowing them to discover the joy of learning in a nurturing environment. 

*Children transferring to the Elementary program from another Montessori School will be required to provide complete transcripts to support their move.

*Children applying for entry into the Elementary program without prior Montessori experience will be required to participate in an assessment process to ensure that the student is on the appropriate plane of development. This assessment will be scheduled with the Elementary teacher only after the school has received a completed application for enrollment and the required transcripts from the applicant’s previous school.

Elementary Curriculum Overview 

Cultural Subjects:
Anatomy, Astronomy, Ecology, Geology, Geography, History, Botany, Zoology, Science Activities & experiments.

Language Arts:
Reading, Cursive writing, Spelling, Creative Writing, Poetry, Literature, Grammar, Drama, Library Skills, Research, Memory games and activities.

Mathematics:
Basic operations (add, subtract, multiply & divide), Algebra, Fractions, Decimal System, Measurement, Geometry, Systems of numeration, Memorization of Math facts, Problem solving, Money, Measurement, Time.

Weekly:

Computer Time
Physical Education
Music
Art & Art Appreciation
Spanish

Students in Action
We celebrate cultural diversity at Covered Bridge Montessori School. Children perform with joy and pride at School Festivals such as International Night, End of Year celebration throughout the year.
Practical life activities in our classrooms