Q1. Do you have examinations to enter your school?
No, we do not.
Q2. Is it possible for my child to enter your school in the middle of a stage?
Yes, it is, if there is a space in the class.
Q3. Why are there mixed age groups in the classroom?
A Montessori classroom with mixed age groups encourages interaction and learning from their peers. This gives the younger child the opportunity to learn from the older child as well as giving the older child an opportunity to be a role model.
Q4. Why do children work independently?
Each child develops at their own pace in an Montessori environment. The classroom is set-up in such a way that the child is able to choose materials that interest them most and have the opportunity to work without interruptions.
Q5. Why do we use "real" materials?
"Real materials" such as glass, sharp pointed objects, etc. are used in the classroom to give real life experience. Through the use of these materials the child becomes more aware of their actions and aids in self control.
Q6. How do Montessori children handle the transition to a more traditional school?
A Montessori education fosters self-discipline, social skills, and independence which help a child successfully handle the transition to a more traditional school.
Q7. How do children learn to use the materials?
All the teachers at Chateau des Bambini Montessori School are trained in Montessori, enabling them to guide children towards activities and materials suited to their stage of development.
Q8. Do you have a Japanese education program?
No, we do not. Our school program is taught only in English. If you are interested in a Japanese program for your child we offer an afterschool Gakudo program. Please visit www.eigogakudo.com for more information.
Q9. Does the school have a playground? Do you take the children to the park?
No we do not. However, we do take the children to a nearby park when the weather allows.
Q10. Does the school prepare lunch for the children?
No, we do not. Please prepare lunch for your child. However, we have a lunch service through Luca Deli an Organic Catering Service where every meal is prepared and delivered to our school daily. If you are interested in ordering lunch for your child, please follow the link below and order directly from their site.
Q11. Is there parking available near the school?
Parking is not available at the school. Please ask the school for closest parking available.