StoryHeights Montessori offers early childhood educational programs and care to children ages 6 weeks through 6 years. We serve families living in Norfolk, MA and its surrounding communities including Foxboro, Medway, Millis, Norwood, Wrentham, Franklin, and Sharon. We are open five days a week except for designated Federal Holidays and professional development days. The school is closed for two days per year in the fall and spring for parent/teacher conferences. Optional vacation programs are offered during February and April vacation. The school year typically begins in September and ends in June. A Summer Program is available during July and August.
Each child at StoryHeights Montessori will enjoy a first-class educational program and loving care in an exceptional environment that fosters a genuine lifelong love of learning.
We accomplish this by:
The Infant Program is for children aged 6 weeks through 15 months. This program enrolls up to 7 infants with one teacher for 3 infants and two teachers for 4-7 infants. Our Infant classroom provides a warm, home-like environment in which your baby is cared for with unconditional and nurturing love. The infant classroom is based on the principle that the curriculum is what actually happens. Each interaction with the teacher builds trust and comfort, which leads the infant to develop a sense of security, self-worth and competence. Babies who feel secure in their relationships with adults are more likely to explore unknown settings and materials, and exploration is the key to development. Caring and learning take place at the same time as the responsiveness of the caregiver helps build the baby’s trust with the world. Teachers engage each infant in age-appropriate activities that include holding and rocking, singing, story telling, introducing toys, and having the freedom to explore the classroom through crawling and walking.
The Toddler Program is for children aged 16 months through 36 months. This program enrolls up to 9 toddlers with one to two teachers based on enrollment. Toddlers experience amazing growth in all areas of development including communication, physical, social, emotional and cognitive. The Toddler curriculum supports their budding autonomy by allowing toddlers freedom to explore within clear and concise limits. The toddler classroom provides the introduction to the four main areas of a Montessori classroom: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language and Math. Toddlers spend time each day in individual and group activities. Circle time includes songs, stories, movement and music. Different units are introduced each month and include topics pertaining to science, geography, culture and history. Art and craft activities and sensory explorations allow toddlers to explore their creative side.
The Primary Program is for children aged 2.9 to 6 years and includes Kindergarten. This program enrolls up to 20 children with one or two teachers based on enrollment. Optimally, the Primary Program is a three-year program where a child begins as a three-year-old and stays through Kindergarten. The Primary Program further expands on the same four major areas of study: Practical Life, Sensorial, Math and Language. The Primary Program also includes monthly units of study incorporating science, geography, history, culture, art and music. Circle time allows for group lessons, stories, songs, music and movement.
In order to realize the first-class education and childcare experience that we strive for, we firmly adhere to these core tenets and values. These are born out of the Montessori philosophy and discipline, and allow us to provide the most comprehensive education and care for your children.
In a Montessori classroom children are allowed to fully experience their environment. They learn that the classroom is theirs to explore, maintain, and enjoy. Through real interactions with materials and teachers, our students develop the ability to problem solve, think creatively, use their words to resolve conflict, be a part of their classroom community, and to enjoy the process of learning.
Learning is fun and coming to school should be a joy each and every day! Our dedicated staff create learning environments that are engaging, exciting, and full of possibility so that each child is nurtured and encouraged to fulfill his/her individual potential: academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.
StoryHeights Montessori strives to create an environment where children learn to respect and celebrate the differences among us. Children are taught to be aware and mindful of others and to treat each other with respect. We engage in community service activities throughout the school year to further educate our children on how they can positively impact the world around them.
Knowledge is a powerful tool. Teaching children to do for themselves and to be independent thinkers will empower them to become strong, confident leaders and competent positive citizens of the future. We also strive to create a powerful community of family within our school, providing you and your family with resources and support services.