Programs

Our full time and part time programs

Half – Day Preschool

Our half day preschool programs are offered in either morning or afternoon classes as space allows. Please indicate your choice on the application form when you apply.

Full Day Kindergarten

 

The kindergarten classes at St.Christopher’s is a full day program that meet all BC Ministry or Education Criteria.

St.Christopher's Montessori School

An introduction to the programs offered at our school

Preschool students may attend half-day morning or half-day afternoon classes. Kindergarten students attend a full day program. All programs are five days a week.

Since 80% of a child’s mental development takes place before the child is eight years old, quality education during this period is critical. In the Montessori tradition, each class is a prepared environment alive with a wealth of intriguing materials. The child moves at his/her own pace through all areas of the room – Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics and Cultural. The teacher’s job is to observe and guide the child as his/her natural development unfolds. Children are also introduced to French as a second language. The Early Primary program was developed to meet the specific and changing needs of the children within the room. The holistic approach helps each child to grow with balance, health and joyfulness.

Our Montessori Program

Eighty percent of a child’s mental development takes place before the child is eight years old, quality education during this period is critical. In the Montessori tradition, each class is a prepared environment alive with a wealth of intriguing materials. The child moves at his/her own pace through all areas of the room – Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics and Cultural.

French Classes

French is introduced to all the children weekly. The emphasis is on vocabulary building through themes, songs, puppets and conversation. Additional French time is provided for the kindergarten students.

Parent Handbook

Please review the Parent Handbook and print and sign the last page for our records by the end of September. We are committed to providing the best possible learning experience for each and every child entrusted to our care.

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Parent Handbook PDF

Art Classes

The major goal of the art program is to permit and encourage each child’s creative drive and pleasure in his or her own product. Creativity marks an individual response to life that can be fostered, but not taught.
In order to encourage creativity, the art program involves exploration with a wide variety of media, techniques, and colour, and reinforces Montessori principles. Children, in small groups, are scheduled to participate in art activities in the art room on a once weekly basis.

Active Citizenship

Through various community projects, students at St. Christopher’s experience a sense of personal and collective responsibility, as well as the gratification of doing something thoughtful and meaningful for others. Projects for World Vision, UNICEF and local agencies have all taught the students about civic responsibility.

Music Program

The music classes at St. Christopher’s are based on the Kodaly program. Developed by Hungarian composer, Zoltan Kodaly, this method uses simple music and folk songs to teach the basic elements of music. Learning to sing in tune, and identify the pitch, pulse and rhythm provide the child with the fundamentals of music. Children participate in small groups, enabling each child to have one half hour session per week.

$632 per month

Classes are Monday to Friday - five days a week.

Half Day Programs

Three Hour Half Day Program - 3 & 4-year-olds / morning or afternoon options.

$710 per month

Classes are Monday to Friday- five days a week.

Full Day Kindergarten Program

Prices for our full-day kindergarten does not include a one-time $200 activity fee.

St.Christophe'rs Montessori Program

freedom to learn and explore

“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one – the period from the age of birth to the age of six.”

~ Maria Montessori ~

The Sensorial materials allow the children to explore their senses through movement and discovery. Many of these materials prepare the children for mathematical concepts they will encounter later on. The children learn to order and classify impressions by touching, seeing, smelling, tasting, listening and exploring the physical properties of their environment.

About St.Christopher’s

St. Christopher’s Montessori School is a non-profit organization owned by parents and operated by a Board of volunteers and an appointed principal. Located in Victoria BC.

  • Address: 2619 Currie Road Victoria, B.C. V8S 3B9
  • Phone: 250-595-3213