The Explorers/Kindergarten program is designed for children in their last year at Salem Montessori. To join Explorers, a child must be 5 by the start of school, have been in a Montessori pre-school program, and have a teacher recommendation.
In this final year at Salem Montessori School, children have developed confidence and a sense of accomplishment and serve as models for younger children. The Explorers spend the morning in one of our 3-6 classrooms until lunchtime, at which time the older children from both 3-6 classrooms join together to have lunch and spend time together.
Having a smaller group of just older children allows for more advanced, age appropriate exploration of each of the Montessori areas. This setting also allows for reading long chapter books out loud, taking walks around the Old Salem, as well as eagerly exploring reading, writing, mathematical calculations, geography, science and art.