Program Overview
Primary School

More About the Primary School

Children enroll in the mixed age Primary Program at age 3. For young children, the child-scaled world of the Montessori classroom invites exploration and learning. Each morning your child is welcomed by teachers and staff and greeted by classmates and friends before beginning a morning of discovery. Working in the Montessori prepared environment, with materials designed specifically for this age group, children engage in a variety of activities that teach them how to work on their own and as part of a team.

The Montessori teacher is a guide and a resource, helping your child build the confidence to take on new projects and learn new skills. The classroom is a mixed-age learning environment with children 3 to 6 years old. Preschool-Kindergarten children remain in the same morning classroom with the same teacher for their entire Greene Towne School career.


GTMS Curriculum

Morning Schedule

8:00 - 9:00 am     Arrival

8:00 - 11:45 am     Independent Work Time, Recess, Movement or Music Enrichment     
11:45 am - noon     Morning Dismissal


Optional Afternoon for Morning Students

11:45 am – 12:30 pm     Lunch

12:30 – 2:30 pm   Nap or Recess, then Work Time 

2:45 - 3:00 pm     Afternoon Dismissal 


ADM (All Day Montessori) through 6pm:
3:00pm Weekly trip or work cycle  and movement class/cooking

4:30pm Recess

5:15 Work Cycle