The curriculum offered at Fort Montessori Academy focuses on the child's ability to learn through discovery. The environment provides freedom and choices of learning and moderates, adjusts and challenges each child's plan of learning. It enables them to feel, understand, experiment and explore.
The FMA Transition program is for children ages 18 months to 36 months. The children at this age are very curious and begin asking the question “WHY”. They are very mobile, have established relationships and are confident of doing a number of things on their own. The children are being potty trained and can communicate their needs to a teacher quite easily. The focus of this program is to build their attention span and fine motor skills. Children in this classroom do lots of practical life and sensorial works. Once the children are potty trained and are able to stay focused on their work they are ready to move on to the preschool class.
The Transition room is a typical Montessori environment carefully prepared to entice the children to learn and explore. The materials are placed on easy to reach open shelves and the children are given the freedom to choose and explore concepts or ideas that are of interest to them. There is a curriculum, routine and structure that contribute to an environment conducive to learning.
The daily schedule established in this class is very structured. Most of the morning time is spent on Sensorial, Practical Life and Cultural education. There is a compulsory naptime in the afternoon. The children have Music, Yoga or Computer Class as part of their curriculum in the mornings. The children are allowed free time to play either indoors or outdoors. Towards the later part of the afternoon, the children are allowed to explore their interests or listen to stories during circle time.
The ratio of children to adults is 10 to one. The child's daily activities are recorded by the teacher. Food/Snacks are given to the child as per the routine established in the school and in consultation with the parents. Each child has his or her own sleeping area. All items provided by parents such as diapers, wipes, pull-ups, and blankets are labeled and stored.
Daily Schedule is posted outside classroom
The FMA Preschool program is for children aged 36 months to 6 years. The children at this age are fully potty trained, very inquisitive, and are ready to learn. The focus of this program to develop the Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, Practical Life and Cultural education that they have been exposed to in the Transition rooms. The children stay focused for longer periods at certain task or concept. The teacher will ensure the curriculum is more closely followed since some children may tend to stay on a particular concept or subject for a longer time. This is the age where your child will master reading and writing skills.
The Montessori Environment has a full range of materials that will teach children concepts from age's three to five all the way to Kindergarten. The tables and chairs are a taller and floor mats longer. There is a curriculum and structure for preschool children, but freedom within that structure. The daily schedule established in this class is very similar to the Transition Class. Most of the morning time is spent on Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, Practical Life and Cultural subjects. Younger children in the Pre K classroom nap in the nap room while older children have a 45 minute nap and then continue with Montessori Classes. The children have Music, Yoga or Computer Class as part of their curriculum in the mornings.
The children are allowed free time to play either indoors or outdoors. Towards the later part of the afternoon, the children are allowed to explore their interests or listen to stories during circle time
The ratio of children to adults is 15 to one. The child's daily activities are recorded by the teacher. Food/Snacks are given to the child as per the routine established in the school and in consultation with the parents. Each child has his or her own sleeping area.
Daily Schedule is posted outside classroom
Pre K 1 Classroom
Pre K 2 Classroom
Pre K 3 Classroom
Pre K 4 Classroom
The goal of the “After School Program” at Fort Montessori Academy (FMA) and Fort Aquatics and Gymnastics is to provide enrichment programs & organized physical activity for elementary School children and take children to swim and gym classes.
Pick Up offered from:
How does the program work?
Parents enroll their children for the “After School Program”. Our School bus will pick up children from any of the above schools and bring them over to Fort Montessori Academy. There are daily scheduled daily activities for the children from 3:00 to 6:30pm. Parents can pick up children any time before 6:30pm.
Daily Schedule for the “After School Program”
Our After School program offers Swim and Gymnastics Program. Our staff will take your child to swimming lessons at Fort Aquatics or gym lessons at Fort Gymnastics at a designated time. You can choose any number of classes per week that fit your schedule and we will handle the rest. The intent of this service is to provide a worry free environment so that parents can eliminate the stress of getting their child to swim or gym lessons. The extracurricular activities offered at school provide the convenience to parents of not having to shuttle children around after picking them up from School. Most of these activities have free trial classes where your child can try each one of them before signing up.
Teachers and Ratio:
There will be one lead teacher and one assistant teacher for every 24 kids. The Teacher ratio 1:12
Parents are required to enroll for at least one month in the After School Program. Drop-in’s are not allowed.
Why choose Our After School Program?
We strongly believes that every minute of a child’s time is precious. The brain is like a sponge and has no limit to learning:
Extra Curricular Activities
At FMA, the Montessori education is provided from 8:00am to 3:00pm. During this time, children are welcome to participate in the extracurricular activities offered. The extracurricular activities usually offered are Ballet, Art, Swim and Gymnastics.
If your child wishes to participate there is information at the front desk about each of these activities. Since the price and timing of these activities typically vary, please contact front desk for additional details.
Whiz Kids Summer Program
Summer Program for Elementary Schoolers
Our summer program is called "Whiz Kidz". The purpose of this program is to provide children with fun filled entertainment and education based enrichment activities. The age group for this program is 5 to 11 years old (To qualify for this program your child must have completed kindergarten).
The activities for the children will be divided into the following categories:
Our Whiz Kidz summer program has 1 field trips per week. Some of the local field trips include visits to:
Also, one major field trip per session is planned to more expensive places. A monthly field trip calendar will be provided at the beginning of each session.
On Campus Entertainment
During the summer children will also enjoy onsite activities
Children will be provided a weekly theme which includes
Weekly activities include science experiments, and other weekly themed activities
ComeJoin Us for Summer Fun
We have lots of activities and entertainment planned. We look forward to your children being part of our summer program. FMA is committed to poviding an enjoyable and unforgettable experience.