Montessori classrooms encompass an age span of three years, allowing younger students to learn from older role models and older students to test and reinforce their knowledge by helping younger classmates. Working in one class for three years, children are able to develop a strong sense of community with classmates and teachers. This gives them the foundation on which they build their future interactions with others and the world in general. The experience of success after an initial difficulty is the essence of effort. This simple concept facilitates self-confidence and tremendous interest in learning.
At Wimberley Montessori School the parents are welcomed and encouraged to be involved in their children's education. Parents are invited to join their children for lunch, observe in the classroom, go on outings, and participate in various school events and activities. Wimberley teachers and staff strive to work closely with parents and children to create a community dedicated to a lifestyle of learning, creativity, and academic curiosity.
The Montessori curriculum is organized into a mosaic of integrated studies, in contrast with the traditional education methods in which the curriculum is compartmentalized and presented as isolated, unrelated subjects. Our course of study implements a thematic approach that ties the various disciplines of the curriculum together into studies of the physical universe, the natural world, and the human experience. Our curriculum includes language arts, (elements of reading, [primary] spelling, handwriting, grammar, literature, creative writing, and Spanish), mathematics and geometry, everyday living skills, geography, history, science, art, music, robotics and physical education. Each classroom has its own library.