Ithaca Montessori School
Including the study of art appreciation, studying the life and work of various artists, an important part of the art area is skill development: tracing, cutting, lacing, and more. Once children master skills they can move onto more complex works of art. Children use real art materials like watercolors and oil pastels to develop an appreciation of art at a young age.
Music is a integral part of our classrooms daily routine. Classes share music together at their daily circle time, an important part of the day for community building, featuring song, dance, and introductions to different instruments. Our afterschool program has a strong focus on well as art and creative time.
Mastering Movement (Gym Time)
During gym time, our students continue to learn a number of critical life skills through a number of activities (all of which adhere to Montessori teaching standards.) Children learn how to follow directions, how to work well in teams, as well as fostering self-reliance through a number of individual activities.