Discover The Montessori Method
At Spring Valley Montessori School, we offer a rich Montessori-based curriculum designed to suit each child's individual learning styles and needs. We hope to promote independence and optimum scholastic achievement to children through the program we provide.
Programs That We Offer
We utilize a Montessori-based academic curriculum that covers a wide range of areas. In addition to using supplemental materials required by the Nevada State Registry, our teachers facilitate classes with a hands-on approach. Below is the list of the programs we offer.
- Infant & Toddler Program
- Preschool Program
- Kindergarten Program
- Lower Elementary
- Upper Elementary
Our music program is a very important part of our school. Daily singing of songs such as The 50 States, The Seven Continents, Oceans, Planets, Math Facts, and Time on the Clock helps the children learn and memorize important facts about their world. Listening and moving to different genres of musical composition helps to develop the children's awareness and love of music. We also offer music with a special qualified instructor that visits once a week as an extra-curricular activity.
We are pleased that Spring Valley Montessori has evolved into an international school. We have children enrolled from all over the world and we encourage each child to be proud of his or her culture. Through our Special Languages program, we teach the basics of many languages such as Hebrew, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Tagalog, and French. The main language we teach with basic communications skills is Spanish. We also offer Sign Language classes once a week as an extra-curricular activity.
Stimulating the creative mind is the key to learning. We introduce the children to artists from the different continents we are studying as well as to the various forms of art. We also encourage the children to be creative and appreciate art. At our school, our goal is to nurture self-expression in all children. We introduce Theatre, Dance, and Creative Writing. On top of this, we have a special gymnastic and dance instructor who visits the school once a week as an extra-curricular activity.
Celebrations and Performances
We celebrate holidays from around the world with costumes, food, and ceremony. Potluck meals are opportunities for families to get to know one another. In addition, students produce theatrical or musical performances throughout the year, enhancing their educational experience with an opportunity to share with their families.
Science and History
Children learn by starting at the beginning with the origins of the universe and the formation of the solar systems. We use timelines, charts, and research cards on the advancement of civilizations to help children easily study areas of interest. Different periods of history are explored broadly while providing students with the opportunity to pursue many areas in-depth.
Your child will have the opportunity to develop a wide variety of physical skills such as running, climbing, dancing, throwing, catching, and bicycling. We have P.E. once a week with a special activity such as tag games, soccer, basketball, yoga, and many more. Our curriculum has a special emphasis on learning good sportsmanship and concentrating on working together as a team.
We encourage parents to get involved in their children’s education. Throughout the year, parents are invited to conferences, activities, and open houses. In addition, the students have benefitted greatly from special visits from parents sharing cultural and travel experiences. Observation rooms are available so that parents can see how their child interacts socially and academically independent of their presence.
Among our after-school activities, we offer computer-based programs as well as ceramics. Please contact us if you have any specific requests or questions.
We evaluate applications and conduct interviews with prospective students throughout the year. Contact us to receive an application or to schedule an interview. We can also arrange for a tour of our facility and introduce you and your child to members of our administration.
A non-refundable registration fee of $200.00 is due upon enrollment. If a waiting list exists, the fee guarantees your child’s spot will be held until availability. There is a yearly registration fee of $150.00 per child.
We are committed to encouraging our students to achieve academic excellence in a wide range of areas. To learn more about our application process, reach out to our staff today.