Montessori Magnet at Batchelder School
The Montessori theme offers students a nurturing and supportive learning environment that provides rigorous academic challenges while focusing on developing students’ social, emotional, academic, and physical needs. The curriculum is delivered through a hands-on approach to learning and puts students at the center of their skill development. The Montessori principles encourage respect, independence, curiosity, and diversity.
Hartford, CT 06106
Montessori Magnet follows the highly successful educational methods of Dr. Maria Montessori. Classrooms are mixed-age groups serving specific developmental stages: Primary (3-6 years; Lower Elementary (6-9 years); and Upper Elementary (9-12 years).
Communities of children support one another socially, emotionally and academically. Educators guide students to learn at their own paces, exploring and discovering based on their interests. Children learn through hands-on work. Elementary students are encouraged and plan to embark on “going-out” excursions that complement their studies/interests. Children emerge as independent, confident, compassionate, responsible participants and leaders of society. The Montessori program is Education for Life.
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- Independent exploration and discovery using Montessori materials
- Individualized instruction in multiage classrooms guided by interest and developmental readiness
- Integrated art, music, and physical education as a daily routine
- Diversity-rich family engagement supporting integrated child education
- PK3 student start dates mid-to-late September, depending on readiness and allowing for individualized support as students transition
- Offers half-day programming for PK3
- Montessori Magnet follows the highly successful educational methods of Dr. Maria Montessori. Classrooms are mixed-age groups serving specific developmental stages: Primary (3–6 years); Lower Elementary (6–9 years); and Upper Elementary (9–12 years).
- Association Montessori Internationale AMI curriculum, equipment, and trained staff
Sports, Clubs & Activities
Students enjoy integrated Art, Music and Physical Education as a part of each child’s daily routine. Additional arts experiences are provided in partnership with Hartford Performs