Registration Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon.
Please note the following for registration:
All children living in Delta are considered to be in the Devon Gardens Elementary catchment for the Montessori program. Registering for Montessori can take place in one of two ways. You may attend your nearest Delta “catchment” elementary school and register on their Kindergarten date indicating you wish to attend Devon Gardens Elementary for their Montessori program, or you may attend Devon Gardens Elementary directly on their registration date above.
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.