A bilingual school where children and parents are happy
Our values & mission
At Grange Explorers, a Montessori school, we value the unique character and innate potential of each child by providing them with attentive care in both a structured and bilingual environment.
We encourage children's intrinsic curiosity and motivation, independence, autonomy, creativity, and self-confidence, and we help them develop a love of learning through positive experiences in a harmonious environment.
We treat each child with respect, love, and kindness, taking into account their needs and using a methodology based on scientific knowledge of child development to help them flourish and build themselves.
Over a hundred years ago, Maria Montessori discovered that children are born with a deep desire to interact with their environment in an intelligent manner. She found that children thrived more when they had the freedom to direct their own learning in what is called a prepared environment. In summary, this approach involves: respecting the individual rhythms and respect for others; offering the child the freedom to choose their activities in an environment adapted to their sensitive periods; providing sufficiently long periods for independent activity.
These activities are divided into five main groups:
1. Practical life
gives children the opportunity to exercise and optimize their concentration while carrying out everyday tasks. The child develops hand-eye coordination and organizational skills. They gain autonomy, willpower, self-confidence, and are prepared for writing and reading.
2. Sensorial Activities
are based on the active manipulation of very precise materials designed scientifically. The child refines their perception and understanding of the world, which provides a useful basis for learning mathematics. The child explores this material through their senses.
enables the enrichment of vocabulary, improves the expression of thoughts, aids in the understanding of sounds, and teaches reading and writing.
are acquired in a fun and natural way. They develop the child's logical mind. Children concretely manipulate the materials and understand what quantity is before moving on to abstract concepts. We teach them numeration, the decimal system, the four operations, fractions, etc.
this area allows the child the opportunity to familiarize themselves with concepts including natural sciences, geography, botany, music, visual arts, cooking, gardening, inventions, inventors, etc.