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Core Areas of Study

There are five areas of study within a Montessori classroom.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies at MAUK include Global Languages, Arts, Music & Movement, and Environmental Studies. We believe that these studies are an integral part of everything we do and are essential in providing our students with a well-rounded education.

  1. Global Languages:  Spanish instruction will be given to all the children in the Children’s House on a weekly basis. They will receive instruction in a small group setting each week for 30-minute session.  
  2. Arts: The children receive weekly art instruction in small groups, based on artistic interest and ability. They will study different artists, genres, and mediums. There is an art room, which allows children exposure to many different art projects. We follow the Montessori Art Curriculum.
  3. Music and Movement are taught daily in a Montessori classroom. The children will be exposed to instruments and music from around the world. They will learn different dances and movements, following the Montessori curriculum. The children also have a concert series music class monthly, taught by a certified music teacher.
  4. Environmental Education: We introduce our students to the various facets of the sustainability paradigm throughout their education by integrating environmental literacy, social responsibility and sustainability materials into core and extracurricular subjects. Our goal is to reduce apathy, and instill attitudes and skills required to be positive change agents for the society.
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We currently educate children from 18 months to 6 years
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We love Montessori Academy of the Upper Keys. All 3 of our girls have (or will by this year) attended...
2018-04-07T18:51:50+00:00
We love Montessori Academy of the Upper Keys. All 3 of our girls have (or will by this year) attended this wonderful school. The teachers are all amazing. I couldn’t imagine entrusting anyone else with our children. Thanks for teaching and loving our girls 💗 Allison 
What a wonderful preschool - caring teachers, nurturing environment and quality activities make this Montessori preschool the best in the...
2018-04-07T18:52:54+00:00
What a wonderful preschool – caring teachers, nurturing environment and quality activities make this Montessori preschool the best in the Keys. Carolyn DePaula DeCuba
So Happy to be part of the Montessori Academy Upper Keys family! Megan Sheriff
2018-04-07T18:53:51+00:00
So Happy to be part of the Montessori Academy Upper Keys family! Megan Sheriff