montessori Programs

Practical Life

  • Preliminary activities and body movement
  • Care of self
  • Care of the environment
  • Grace and courtesy
  • Meals and Food Preparation
  • Grace and Courtesy
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Classroom Skills: Library & Media
  • Social Skills
  • Time Management


  • Nomenclature Cards
  • Visual activities
  • Discrimination of Color, Shape, Size, Weight, Temperature, Etc.
  • Five Senses
  • Geometric Solids
  • Patterns
  • Tactile activities
  • Auditory activities
  • Olfactory activities

Culture and Science Manual

  • Cosmic education and peace
  • Nomenclature Cards, and exploring the nature table
  • Geography – explores physical and cultural geography with Montessori Globes, Land and Water Forms, Puzzles Maps, and Flags of the World
  • History – explores the passage of time and appreciates personal history by examining birthdays, personal timelines, family trees, and the changing seasons
  • Zoology – explores living and non-living things, differences between plants and animals, caring for classroom animals, and the five classes of animals
  • Botany – explores the role and purpose of plants in the world. This child centered curriculum introduces the plant and its parts using live plants
  • Science – exciting, hands-on experiments provide active participation with trial and error, exploring natural laws such as magnetism, buoyancy, evaporation, chemical reactions, and light and color

Language Arts

  • Active listening and spoken language activities that include English and Arabic reading aloud to children, public speaking, reciting poetry, and enriching the classroom with words.
  • Fostering the development of fine motor skills, and facilitating sound consciousness
  • Presenting Montessori language materials and activities, including the Metal Insets, Sandpaper Letters, Movable Alphabet, and Wooden Language Cards in both English and Arabic.
  • Implementing a phonics reading program, including materials that facilitate the identification of phonograms, consonant digraphs and high frequency sight words
  • Materials and activities that introduce and reinforce creative writing and the parts of speech, including nouns, articles, adjectives, and verbs
  • Enriching the program with engaging themes and quality children’s literature


  • Number Recognition
  • Number Concepts: 1-1 Correspondants, Linear Counting
  • Introduction to Decimal System (Place Value)
  • Math Operations(+,-, X, +)
  • Exercises Leading to the Memorization of Math Facts
  • Properties of Addition and Subtraction
  • Exercises Leading to the Understanding of Fractions
  • Working With Money
  • Geometry: Shapes, Solids, Perimeter
  • Measure: Length, Weight, Volume
  • Graphs
  • Probability
  • Inequalities
  • Problem Solving
  • Number Rods and Number Cards
  • Sandpaper Numbers
  • Spindle Boxes and Math Step Board
  • Decimal System Bead Material
  • Change (Bank) Game
  • Stamp Game
  • Short Bead Stair
  • Ten, Teen, and Hundred Boards
  • Snake Game
  • Skip Counting with Short and Long Chains



specialty programs


Islamic Studies

  • Pillars of Belief (Iman) incorporated in specific practices and Nasheed that cover the Noble Names of Allah, the story of the beginning of the Universe and other stories.  
  • Pillars of Islam covering practices of fasting, charity, prayers, and pilgrimage.
  • Seerah: Stories from the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) with basic spiritual connections to our daily lives.  
  • Hadith: Weekly study on a short tradition/saying of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) which involve memorizing and living the particular Hadith.
  • Tazkiyah: Weekly value and discipline practice from the noble Prophetic character which involve group practices and incorporate basic plays
  • Dua Sessions: Learning and using specific supplications that relate to daily life activities

** In addition to the aforementioned Islamic studies, there is an overarching spiritual and Islamic methodology in approaching the Montessori programs that are explained below. This connects Islamic values of service to God and service to society with practical life, culture and other areas of Montessori concentration. 

Quran & Arabic

  • Learning and memorizing short chapters (Surahs) from the Holy Qur'an.
  • Weekly learning and practice of a letter from the Arabic alphabet.
  • Art works related to Arabic letter writing.
  • Story of a Letter: Weekly stories about the specific Arabic letter at hand

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Islamic Arts

  • Introduction to general avenues of Islamic Art
  • Recognition and appreciation of Islamic geometry and architecture
  • Nasheed (singing/chanting) training and group performance techniques
  • Calligraphy incorporation into Arabic language learning  
  • Painting