The Delta School District offers a Montessori program at the K-3 level at Devon Gardens Elementary, free of additional fees or charges. The Montessori Method of teaching aims for the fullest possible development of the whole child, ultimately preparing the child to be a well-rounded contributing member of society. The physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual development of the child is intertwined.
A Montessori classroom has a busy, productive atmosphere where everything in the room has a specific use or purpose. Everything can be seen and touched by the children and all of the furniture and equipment are scaled down to the children’s size. Subject areas are presented in an integrated manner using concrete materials that allow for both independent research and group work. Montessori classes do not rely on textbooks, nor do they have individual desks or set seating plans. Creating a hands-on environment where children utilize concrete materials to learn at their own pace, allows children to development personalized learning styles, enabling them to reach their full potential.
New Catchment students registering for Kindergarten should register online the week of February 16-23, 2021. Non-Catchment or Non-District students who wish to apply for the Montessori program at Devon Gardens should complete the applicable application form. Non-Catchment or Non-District Application forms for the 2021/2022 school year will be accepted online commencing Monday, February 1, 2021 at 8:30 am.