Sensorial Education 

Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.”

—MARIA MONTESSORI

The Sensorial Curriculum

These are exercises in perception, observation, fine discrimination, and classification that play a major role in helping our children to develop their sense of logic and concentration. They begin at age three and lay the foundation for later work in science, geography, sociology, music, art and other areas where skills in observation, sorting, patterning and classification are important.

Sensorial Education( Age 3 to 12)

  • Discrimination of length, width, and height
  • Discrimination of volume
  • Discrimination in multiple dimensions
  • Discrimination among color tones
  • Discrimination among geometric shapes for shape and relative size
  • Discrimination among solid geometric shapes by sight and touch
  • Solving of complex abstract puzzles in three dimensions
  • Discrimination of intensity and nature of sounds
  • Discrimination among musical tones
  • Discrimination of texture by touch
  • Discrimination of weight by touch
  • Discrimination of temperature by touch
  • Discrimination of scents

Which, in the older students, lead to such exercises as:

  • Precise observation of the natural world
  • Culinary discrimination

“The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.”

—Maria Montessori

Our Two Campuses

ASHTON ROAD CAMPUS
Lower School: Age 18 months through Grade 6
5237 Ashton Road, Sarasota, FL 34233
Ph 941-922-4949, Fax 941-922-7660

 

 

LAKEWOOD RANCH CAMPUS
Upper School: Grades 7-12
5481 Communications Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34240
Ph 941-222-0763

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