Welcome to Amici Trilingual Montessori. We have heard from parents and we are now offering three different programs to support families during the COVID-19 crisis. Program 1: Some kindergarten students are starting school online, and many parents need a teacher to help them and supervise them until they return to in-person in their local school. Amici Trilingual Montessori is offering a blended program, your child completes their on-line school work each day and then joins the students in the classroom. Parents bring their child's laptop to the school and our teacher will do the rest. Hours: 7 am-6 pm Tuition: $475 a month
Program 2: Other students are not starting until August 17 in person, and parents need their child in school. Amici Trilingual Montessori is allowing parents to enroll their children for a limited time, and disenroll when their child starts at the local school. Hours: 7 am-6 pm Tuition: $475 a month Program 3: Students attend Amici Trilingual Montesssori full year receiving a trilingual education in a Montessori kindergarten. For more information or questions call 602-796-6081.
Hours: 8:30-3:00 (Before and aftercare available from 7:00am - 8:30 and from 3:00 - 6:00pm.) Tuition: $475 a month, month per month, disenroll at any time, no contracts Teachers: A Chinese lead certified Montessori and a Spanish assistant Montessori teacher.
Montessori Kindergarten Curriculum
The Montessori Primary program offers a unique, mixed-age classroom environment, for children approximately 3 to 5 years old. Here, children engage in individual learning experiences, as well as one-on-one interactions, which are integral to the Montessori Method. Children use concrete materials to learn math; movable alphabet letters to explore language and English phonics, use cubes, cylinders and other objects to categorize, find spatial relationships, and more. Practical learning experiences explore key subjects including:
Science and Nature- The Montessori science curriculum seeks to cultivate children’s natural curiosity and to allow them to discover the answers to their “why” questions. As with the other areas of the curriculum, science study concentrates on process, in this case, the scientific process of question, hypothesis, procedure, observation, data analysis and conclusion.
Music and Movement-Student will dance and move to Chinese, hispanic and American music. Piano lessons will be offered.
Sensorial- Maria Montessori believed that nothing comes into the mind except through the senses. During the years between three and six, as children develop their senses, their attention is directed toward the environment. The purpose of the Sensorial activities is to help the child in his efforts to sort out the many varied impressions given by the senses.
Cooking and Nutrition- Healthy eating and good nutrition are hallmarks of of the Montessori philosophy. Students participate in lessons regarding nutrition and food preparation. Daily snacks consist of fruits and vegetables. Students have opportunities to be part of the food preparation activities by learning to wash, slice, and serve. They play an integral role in the set-up and clean-up rituals, gaining ownership over their snacks and meals.
Cultural Awareness- Students will learn Chinese and hispanic culture through activities that are taught by Montessori certified Chinese and Hispanic teachers.
History- The study of history is vital because it promotes the development of analytical skills, comparative perspectives, and question and answers modes of critical judgement that promote thoughtful work in any field or career. Students apply the lessons of history to their lives as citizens of the United States and members of the world community.
Geography-Using movement, their senses, and intellect, children explore the geography of this amazing planet. They pour the shapes of lakes, learn the names of countries and oceans, taste foods, and sing songs from China and Spanish speaking countries.
Language Arts- Student learn the understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes). Know and apply phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Student will read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
Mathematics- Students use numbers, including written numerals, to represent quantities such as counting objects in a set; counting out a given number of objects; comparing sets or numerals and recognizing the cardinalities of small sets of objects.
Practical Life- Practical Life emphasizes the development of life skills that support independent thought and action. Learning to set the table, prepare snack, clean and care for the environment and to host guests all enable the child to develop social skills that are needed in modern society.
I was so grateful to find Amici Trilingual Montessori and their sister school Beibei Amigos in North Phoenix. The trilingual montessori setup helped my daughter expand her learning and get excited about school. Every day I hear about her new adventures with Ms. Jessica and she is literally already trilingual! Now I just have to catch up with my four year old. That's a problem I'm so glad to have. - Bridgett Hart