The Montessori philosophy and method of teaching fosters a loving, independent environment tailored to the individual needs and development of each student.
The Montessori approach is a student-centred and student-directed teaching method that is offered within a prepared environment, which fosters exploration, experimentation, creativity, and respect. Our Casa program builds on the foundation of the Montessori Method with extremely popular enhancements and additional learning opportunities for our students in music, science, visual and dramatic arts, and more.
We are very proud of the strong reputation of our pre-school program which has, for many years, provided children with a solid foundation in academic and life skills all within family-like and supportive classroom environments.
When comparing UMS with other schools, either public or private, parents may ask themselves what is the Casa Difference?
- Academic Excellence
Our structured, traditional Montessori approach helps students at an early age to develop solid foundations in language and mathematics compared to play-based kindergarten class.
- Advanced Specialized Teaching
Casa students benefit from exposure to world-renowned teaching methods by our highly-trained Montessori teachers. In rotary, our teachers are specialized in their respective fields, giving them the ability to deliver our programs effectively. For instance in French, teachers make use of the AIMS gesture program and in music, teachers use the Orff Approach.
- Top of the Class Teaching Tools
Classes have been enriched with of instruction on iPads and Smart Board technology enabling our children to learn with 21st century resources.
- Parent Communication and Updates
Parents receive regular updates on their children’s development through individualized tracking sheets developed by our teachers.
- Yearly Program Innovation and Investments
UMS takes great pride in continuously improving and taking advantage of the newest approaches to education. We are one of the very few schools that have a full-time research and development department that allows us to follow education innovations around the world.
Key Areas of learning in a UMS Montessori Classroom include:
We have significantly enhanced the Montessori program of education by offering additional opportunities for learning in such areas as French, music, visual arts, technology and computers, library, and physical education. Students participate in these enriching opportunities in small groups with same-aged peers. See the detailed information on our core program below: