Lower School

The Lower School provides a prepared Montessori environment and curriculum which encourages self-directed, experiential learning, where children learn how to learn, in preparation for the elementary years.

The program supports both younger and older infants in a peaceful, nurturing environment designed to support the growth and development of the whole child.

We welcome infants beginning at six weeks of age through 18 months, safely structuring their surroundings to accommodate infants that are non-mobile, as well as those who are beginning to walk.

Each of our toddler environments is prepared with developmentally appropriate materials and activities that support the child’s natural development. The two main areas of focus in this program are the development of language and learning the skills for independence and social interaction.

Our Toddler Program welcomes children between 15 and 36 months of age. After the age of 30 months, a child may transition to the Early Childhood program if readiness is observed and space is available.

Early Childhood

The Early Childhood Program at TMA is a three year curriculum which includes children in the age range of 2½ to 6 years (preschool – kindergarten). It offers students a combination of challenging academics and extensive enrichment experiences through daily hands-on activities.