French-English Bilingual Montessori
Capucine Montessori School is a French/English, dual immersion, Montessori classroom, serving children ages 2.9 to 6 years, and their families. We are opening Fall of 2018 in Cambridge, MA.
The Montessori classroom is rich with materials that cover topics from the physical properties of shape, color and texture to language, math, science, and geography. As children are introduced to new materials, they are introduced to concepts through sensory explorations that provide a concrete and physical memory to attach to the corresponding name, word or number. A second language can be introduced simultaneously in the same way.
The materials in the classroom are intriguing and beautiful, and the dynamics in the classroom promote self-direction, independent activity, and collaboration. Within this environment, the children have the opportunity to discover objects, relationships, and meaning through their own experiences. The two languages become a natural part of the classroom, making the acquisition of another language an organic consequence of their daily discoveries. Writing and reading will come naturally through the progression of the Montessori materials and the support of the French and English teachers.