There are five areas of study within a Montessori classroom.
- Practical Life – Children learn daily life activities, which prepare them for many other skills like reading and writing. They develop fine motor skills, hand/eye coordination, concentration, and so much more. There are three areas within Practical Life; Care of Self; Care of Environment; and Grace and Courtesy.
- Sensorial – Children refine and organize their sensory perceptions through the use of Montessori-designed materials. Each sense has specific lessons that allow the child to isolate that specific sense and develop it fully.
- Language – Children are exposed to various phonetic components that constitute the English language. They progress using concrete materials which aid them in developing their reading and writing skills.
- Mathematics – The Montessori math materials make learning new concepts a joy for children. The children physically manipulate materials and therefore internally comprehend concepts. Montessori children usually thrive with this method and advance far in math.
- Culture and Science – In this area the children learn about the world around them. Botany, Zoology, History, Physical and Cultural Geography and Science make up the Cultural area. The children really learn how they fit into the world around them.