Mathematics

The purpose of the mathematics curriculum is to:
Refine the intellect through experience with order, measure, deduction, seeing relationships, exactness, extended concentration, etc.
Encourage small group activity as well as individual work
Aid the child in the process of integration of the body and mind through work which moves from simple to complex, concrete to abstract, whole body movement to hand
Assist the child in re-creation of development of mathematics from enumeration, to decimal system, to processes, to memorization of facts

Language Arts

The purpose of the language arts curriculum is to:
Aid the child’s adaptation to his/her particular culture
Encourage self-expression and independence
Give opportunities for participation in work with small groups
Build towards the appreciation on the expression of others
Assist in the development of the “second language” of civilized man
Aid the child in recreation of language development: from listening, to repeating, to analysis of words, phrases and sentences, and the total expression. (From speaking, to writing, to reading)
Assist the intellect by aiding the crystallization of concepts through symbolization of language

Practical Life

The purpose of the practical life curriculum is to:
Assist holistic human development intellectually, physically, and socially
Assist the child’s adaptation to his/her culture
Be the child’s link between home and school
Assist the integration of body and mind
Give experience in the process of the natural work cycle
Encourage controlled, coordinated, and graceful movement of total body and fine hand coordination
Lead toward independent functioning though care of self and care of the environment
Assist the child in the task of becoming to that of belonging
Be a fundamental preparation for all further work in the prepared environment, in such ways as following a sequence of activity, developing a gradual expansion of concentration, practicing self-discipline and self-confidence, etc.

Sensorial

The purpose of the sensorial curriculum is to:
Refine sensory perceptions
Aid the child’s adaptation to a wider environment of the “universe”
Continue the process of self-control through refined movements
Work towards abstract thinking and arid reasoning
Build towards an extended vocabulary
Be useful tools in the diagnosis of possible learning problems
Be a fundamental preparation for all further work in the prepared environment, in such a way as extending the work cycle, as aiding associations from materials to world, as preparing indirectly for mathematics, and as encouraging work in small groups

Cultural Studies

Geography – introduction to globe, land and water forms, maps and continents
History – study of clock calendar and culture
Physical Science – introduction to states of matter, magnets, weather
Zoology – study of living and non-living, vertebrates and invertebrates, animal classification
Botany – introductory research into laves, flowers, plants & seeds

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