FAQ

MONTESSORI SANT CUGAT SCHOOL

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For what ages is the school?

Montessori Sant Cugat School welcomes students from 2 and a half years old to 6 years old. It corresponds to the second cycle of early childhood education: P3, P4, and P5. These are the ages that Maria Montessori originally defined for the “Casa dei Bambini,” 

What is your curriculum?

For us, the curriculum encompasses much more than a structured set of subjects—it is a holistic representation of all that children absorb and explore. Aligned with our profound understanding of childhood, we approach the curriculum as a comprehensive and process-driven framework.

We prioritize the child’s individual journey and growth, guided by the Montessori philosophy and a process-oriented approach. Our aim is to empower students to become curious, independent thinkers who are well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

The Montessori curriculum focuses on the holistic development of children through interconnected areas of learning. The main areas include: practical life, sensorial area, language and mathematics.

How are the adaptations carried out?

Adapting to the environment is a primary necessity, as Maria Montessori emphasized. This process can occur slowly or quickly, depending on the child’s.

We’ve observed that prolonged family presence in the environment can impede the child’s effective integration within the group and hinder the development of a robust bond with their guide and assistant. That’s the reason because we implemented Gradual schedules: gradually increasing the child’s time at school. This allows the child to adapt to the new routine gradually.

Which languages are used?

The human brain is remarkably adaptable when it comes to language learning, especially during childhood. In the early years of life, the brain is particularly receptive to new sounds and linguistic patterns. Speaking to the child in the desired language from an early age is crucial, as the brain forms stronger and more efficient neural connections when regularly exposed to a language.

This early immersion optimizes the child’s ability to understand, communicate, and eventually speak fluently in the language, leveraging the advantages of brain plasticity and laying the groundwork for successful multilingualism in the future. This is the reason why we have references at the school who speak all three languages we normally use: English, Spanish, and Catalan.

 

What activities are offered in the afternoons?

In the afternoons, children engage in various activities: dance lessons, arts & crafts, philosophy adapted for children, cooking, theater, music, and more. 

Is it possible to bring the child only in the morning? Is there an option for a reduced schedule?

We offer a range of flexible schedules tailored to the individual needs of each family. We recognize that every family has their own demands and commitments, so we provide a variety of timing options that allow for personalized choice. Whether it’s a full or part-time schedule, our priority is to ensure that every family finds a solution that comfortably aligns with their routine and lifestyle. At Montessori Sant Cugat, we strive to provide convenience and accommodation in our schedules to comprehensively support families.

Is the uniform mandatory?

While wearing the uniform is not compulsory at our school, it does come with several advantages. The uniform promotes a sense of unity and belonging among the students, fostering an inclusive atmosphere. It eliminates concerns about daily outfit choices, allowing children to focus on their learning experiences. Additionally, the uniform cultivates a level playing field, minimizing distractions related to clothing. Ultimately, the decision to wear the uniform is left to the families, considering the convenience and benefits it offers.

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