Key Stage I

In Key Stage I; the environment, is carefully prepared so that the child can lead his/her learning. There is a Montessori directress, who acts as a guide, rather than the source of all knowledge.

Key Stage II

For children who must have attended Key Stage I or the Children’s House and are approximately 6 years of age. The curriculum here becomes increasingly more sophisticated, and involves three classrooms for group learning

After School

There is an after-school club for children who cannot be picked up from school at the regular time. Activities on offer may further enrich the children’s experiences and contribute to their learning and total development.

Why AKWI Montessori School

She provides:

  • A solid educational foundation.
  • A safe, well prepared and stimulating environment.
  • A home away from home.

Opening hours Key Stage I (Children’s House)

School hours 07:15 to 13:30 hours

Pick up 13:30 – 13:45 hours

Opening hours Key Stage II (Elementary)

School hours 07:15 to 14:30 hours

Pick up 14:30 – 14:45 hours

Our Learning Environment

Key Stage I (Children’s House)

The Key Stage I learning environment consists of a main hall equipped with Montessori materials; traditionally referred to as the “Casa” (Italian for “house”) houses the children aged usually from 3 to 6. AMS has one Children’s House learning environment; the main hall, a music room, an audiovisual library and two other classrooms for group learning and several toilets (baby & normal W.C).

Key Stage II (Elementary School)

The Key Stage II learning environment consists of a large hall containing learning materials, a small reading room, a kitchen, a resource room, toilet facilities and three classrooms for group learning.  The three classrooms are called; Lower, Middle and Upper Elementary.

Age Range 3 – 6 years

Main Hall

Montessori learning materials in all five curriculum areas for child centered learning.

Age Range 3 – 6 years

Audiovisual Room.

Individual use of audiovisual equipment, reading and group story time.

Age Range 6+ years

Main Hall

Contains a variety of learning materials to facilitate independent work in all areas.

Age Range 6+ years

Reading Room

Provision of a selection of literature to encourage reading

Maria Montessori Quotes

Frequently Asked Questions For Enquirers(FAQs)

How can I register my child at AMS?

The registration process is in stages, first the parents need to visit the school and examine it, meet the staff and learn more about the method of education.  Secondly, the child is granted an assessment at the school.  After assessment, to determine a suitable place for the child, a registration pack will be given to the prospective parents to begin the paperwork process.

What is Montessori Education

Montessori education seeks to aid the development of the child rather than teach him.  Each child is born with a drive to create and form himself.  So our responsibility as adults is not to supplant these development powers, but to create an environment which satisfies them.  Montessorians carefully prepare this environment and give the children the freedom to choose their activities and move around within suitable guidelines.

Children are provided with specially designed materials which help them to find out about the world around them and help them to develop essential cognitive skills.

Mixed age groups encourage all children to develop their personalities socially and intellectually at their own pace.

How is it different from mainstream education?

There are many differences between Montessori education and the mainstream sector.  They range from the materials found in the classroom to the role of the most fundamental difference is in the view of the purpose of education.

Education policy is still based on the premise that the main purpose of education is the transmission of a prescribed body of knowledge, on a prescribed timetable.

 

By contrast, Montessori education seeks to nurture the natural development of the child in the belief that a child who has been given the opportunity to develop more fully will be better prepared to learn.  It follows the natural tendencies of the child – for example to explore, to be independent, and to persevere and seeks to provide the opportunity for the child to satisfy these needs.

All the recognised skills and subjects are covered in the Montessori curriculum but, because the learning is child driven, the knowledge is surer and child happier and naturally motivated.

What does the school look like?

Your children’s education and welfare are our main priorities