Intended for older toddlers from 24-36 months, Forest Hill Montessori School’s Pre-Primary program serves as a middle ground, or transitional option between our Toddler and Primary Programs.

In a beautiful, spacious, bright and carefully prepared environment, we help to prepare maturing toddlers for their entrance into the Montessori Primary Program by introducing them to a larger class environment with an 8:1 student-teacher ratio, more challenging and intricate materials and a greater impetus on independence and responsibility.

As older toddlers, children in our Pre-Primary Program are typically more socially and emotionally aware, have more advanced verbal skills and have completed or are in the process of toilet-training.  The curriculum builds on the routines and expectations established at the Toddler level and activities are designed to enhance concentration and focus in order to introduce the children to increasingly academic concepts.

In addition to daily opportunities for Language, Math, Art, Science, Sensorial and Practical Life lessons, children in our Pre-Primary Program also participate in daily outdoor play as well as weekly French and Yoga lessons.