We truly believe that education does not end at the classroom doors, we take it beyond classrooms


We truly believe that education does not end at the classroom doors, we take it beyond classrooms

The Montessori Method

This system of education is both a philosophy of child development and a rationale for guiding such growth. It is based on the child’s developmental needs for freedom within limits, as well as, a carefully prepared environment which guarantees exposure to materials and experiences. Through this, the child develops intelligence as well as physical and psychological abilities. It is designed to take full advantage of the child’s desire to learn and their unique ability to develop their own capabilities. The child needs adults to expose him to the possibilities of his life, but the child must determine his response to those possibilities.

The main principles of Montessori education are:

The child has a deep love and need for purposeful work. He works, however, not as an adult for completion of a job, but rather, for the sake of the activity itself. It is this activity which enables him to accomplish his most important goal: the development of himself; his mental, physical, and psychological powers.

What makes it unique?

The Whole Child Approach
In order for self-directed learning to take place, the whole learning environment: classroom, materials, and social setting/atmosphere, must be supportive of the child. The teacher provides the necessary resources, including opportunities for children to function in a safe and positive environment. Together, the teacher and child form a relationship based on trust and respect that fosters selfconfidence and a willingness to try
The Montessori Materials
Originally called a “directress”, the Montessori teacher functions as a designer of the environment, resource person, role model, demonstrator, record-keeper and meticulous observer of each child’s behaviour and growth. The teacher facilitates learning. Extensive training is required for a full Montessori credential, including a year’s student teaching under a certified and credentialed teacher.

Characteristics of the Montessori method

Our Curriculum

Practical Life

The Practical Life area is essential for a strong Montessori educational foundation. In this area a child is developing and strengthening control of movement (fine motor skills), concentration span, self-confidence, and a love of learning. The activities in Practical Life are made up of familiar objects that a child would observe in everyday life. The activities are designed and chosen so that the children feel comfortable and will be able to master the activity. These activities can be grouped under: care of self, control of movement, care of the environment, and grace and courtesy. The overall goal of this area is not only to help children gain self-confidence in their working abilities, but to expose the children to fundamental activities that will build their concentration span and work with activities they will encounter through adulthood. Practical life skills are of great interest to young children and form the basis of later abstract learning.


The Sensorial area of the classroom helps children become more aware of smaller details that are often overlooked. Each sensorial activity focuses on one important quality such as colour, weight, shape, size, texture, sound or smell. Sensorial activities develop the senses of perception and discrimination for exploring and noticing small differences in patterns as well as fine motor function development in the hands. The sensorial area builds the child’s concentration for a wider awakening of the senses and perception for distinguishing different qualities and patterns. These activities develop and refine the 5 senses — seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, and smelling — and build a foundation for speech, writing, and math through the use of sensorial materials.


The Language area of the Montessori classroom encourages development of early-literacy skills through the use of phonetic sounds. In the Language area children are exposed to various types of phonetic awareness activities to build a strong literary foundation. Montessori Language activities are designed to improve a child’s vocabulary, listening skills for common sounds, and differentiating between objects and pictures. Language activities include learning the shapes and sounds of letters, practicing fine motor skills by writing, vocabulary development, matching words and pictures, reading development with word lists, practicing parts of grammar (nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.), creating sentences and reading silently


The Math area of the Montessori classroom encompasses the use of concrete materials for the recognition of numbers and the recognition of quantity as well. Through these activities, children learn exactly how much a symbolic number stands for (i.e. the number 5 means counting the correct number of objects to make the number 5). Mathematics activities are divided into six categories that include: counting and the decimal system, memory work, concrete abstraction, arithmetic tables and geometry. Children are introduced to more complex mathematical procedures and concepts as they are individually ready.


The Culture area of the environment encompasses a variety of subjects that are supplementary to the Montessori method. Cultural areas include: Geography, Zoology, Botany, Science, Art & Music. These areas provide children an opportunity to explore their curiosity of different and worldly ideas. Studying Geography allows the children the opportunity to understand their own culture as well as many others. The children can relate and understand cultural diversity and ultimately come to appreciate differences between humankind. Science in the Montessori classroom allows the children to observe and work with hands-on experiments that will cultivate a lifelong interest in nature and discovering more about our unique world. Through the study of Botany, the children learn about plants so that they may appreciate nature in a more organic way. The study of Zoology shows children animals from all around the world Lastly, the study of art & music allows the children a very unique opportunity to express themselves. Art & Music allows children to gain a literary understanding of language and develop their cognitive, social and emotional skills in a constructive way

Frequently Asked Questions

For Sparrow School-related inquiries, please visit the FAQ page on our official website to find answers to commonly asked questions about our institution.
What is the educational focus at Sparrows?

Sparrows places a strong emphasis on a well-rounded education, fostering both academic excellence and character development in students.

Where is Sparrows located?

Sparrows is situated in a serene and picturesque setting on the outskirts of [fictional town/city], providing a conducive learning environment.

What grade levels does Sparrows serve?

Sparrows serves students from preschool (age 3 and up) through 12th grade, offering a continuum of education to support their growth and development.

What are the core values at Sparrows?

Sparrows’ core values include integrity, compassion, resilience, creativity, and collaboration. These values guide our students in becoming responsible and well-rounded individuals.

How can I apply for enrollment at Sparrows?

To apply for enrollment at Sparrows, please visit our official website or contact our admissions office for detailed information on the application process, deadlines, and requirements.

What extracurricular opportunities are available at Sparrows?

Sparrows offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, including sports, music, arts, clubs, and community service programs. These activities allow students to explore their interests and talents beyond the classroom. Information about specific offerings can be found on our website or in our school brochure.