Special Areas

Coconut Grove Montessori’s Special Area Courses

Special Areas
Our school offers a comprehensive selection of Special Area instruction opportunities which are classes offered during the regular school day that enrich and enhance the Montessori Curriculum. They include Yoga, Music, Robotics, World Languages, and Physical Education.

• Music is offered starting at the Toddler Level through the 5th grade curriculum presented by a specialized Music Teacher.

• Yoga is offered to students stating at age of 3 to 5th grade. Yoga presents physically challenging children’s poses to explore the quieting of the mind and focusing of body control that yoga offers.

• Robotics is offered to our Elementary Students and is designed to enrich the learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics “STEM.” This multimedia curriculum engages students to learn how to program basic robot behaviors using motors and rotation, sound, light, touch and ultrasonic sensors through the LEGO WEDO Robots. Instructors teach programming language, robot building, basic robot behavior, use of sensors, and robot competition.

• Spanish, French, and Mandarin are offered as part of our World Languages Curriculum to students starting at the age of 3 to 5th grade. Preschool students ages 3-6 may choose from either French or Mandarin twice a week in addition to daily Spanish instruction. Elementary students have a more focused approach to language instruction and may choose one World Language. They received instruction in their choice of language for one hour every day.

• Physical Education is offered to our Elementary students and develops and encourages students to participate in a variety of developmentally appropriate sporting activities, reinforces cooperative team behavior and teaches students to establish lifelong fitness goals.