At Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy, we offer a wide variety of programs that align with Montessori philosophy. We offer full academic programs for Toddler, Primary ages 3-5, Elementary Grades 1-6, and Middle School Grades 7-8.
Our toddler programs focus on teaching practical life activities, and a wide range of Montessori materials designed specifically for this stage of a child's development. Interested in our Toddler program? Checkout our weekly blog!
At Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy, primary students interact with a rich and engaging environment. The Montessori Approach for early childhood encourages children between ages 3 and 6 years old to learn through interest, observation, and play.
Young children learn at an incredible rate, and primary students are often intensely interested in what the classroom environment offers. They discover from the start that learning can be fun. Our teachers give lessons to each child individually or in a small groups. After lessons are given, the child can then choose materials to practice alone and eventually gain mastery.
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A Typical Day in Primary
In Lower Elementary, we nurture the immense potential within every child. The children discover a continuation of their learning from the preschool level in an attractive environment with hands-on materials. The various learning styles of each individual child are met by presenting lessons both visually and orally. Lessons are repeated until concepts are fully mastered. We want every child to achieve success. For students needing an extra challenge, acceleration will be provided. For students who require extra assistance, individualized instruction is provided.
When one enters the classroom, children can be observed working on many different lessons and activities. Some children may choose to work alone, while others will work in pairs or in small groups. At this level, children have weekly work plans. Throughout the course of the morning, students are encouraged and guided to work to their potential and be self-motivated.
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The Upper Elementary program at Bruno Montessori is designed for students 9-12 years old. The Upper Elementary class is a multi-age community that works together collaboratively to achieve both individual and group goals.
The Montessori curriculum offers each student introductory lessons that are sequenced in each of the content areas. From these initial lessons, students follow their natural curiosity as they acquire the skills necessary to research, inquire and show independence in their own learning. The Montessori philosophy supports an integrated approach where the content areas of math, geometry, language, science, history, and geography are interwoven.
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The Middle School Program helps 7th and 8th graders develop real-world skills that they will need when they continue on their educational journey. We work with the students to develop their identity and their principles through an open, tolerant environment that encourages discussion and understanding as well as critical reflection and dialogue.
Our aim across content areas is to help students develop their own learning goals and expectations for their work and performance. Students are encouraged to ask questions and seek their own answers. We blend curricular disciplines by using a problem-solving approach within individualized instruction.
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A Typical Day in Middle School
Students at Bruno enjoy a variety of curricular enhancements to their core academic programs. With specialty instructors that design creative and unique experiences for students, we strive to provide students with opportunities to explore their potential in art, drama, music, sports, and language.
We offer the following Enrichment Programs at Bruno:
-Information Literacy/Digital Citizenship