How do I apply for KMS?
What are the fees and tuition cost at KMS?
What is the difference between a Montessori classroom and a traditional classroom?
A Montessori classroom is child-centered. The focus is with the uniqueness of each individual with respect to each child's interest and level of development. The teacher, originally called a "Directress", functions as a designer of the environment, role model, facilitator to the child and keen observer of behavior and growth. Children learn at their own pace, not of the group. Once they have received a lesson (presentation) children are free to choose their own activities. Learning is self-motivated, enjoyable and ultimately, highly successful.
Montessori classrooms are also multi-aged with three to six-year-olds interacting together as one community. This encourages social interaction for cooperative learning, peer teaching and emotion growth.
Is Montessori only for preschool aged children?
There are Montessori schools with programs for infants and toddlers through senior high. However, the program at Kinderhaus is only for preschool and kindergarten children. A child must be thirty-three months old before September 1st of the year before they are enrolled.
How well do KMS students transition to traditional schools?
All children are adaptable. Children from Kinderhaus have transitioned well into a traditional kindergarten classroom. They have already learned to work independently and make individual choices, they possess good communication skills and they have confidence in their abilities. Kindergarten teachers for area schools have remarked what a delight KMS students are to have in their classrooms.
Does KMS require students to be toilet trained?
Yes. While we recognize not all children are toilet trained before their early education begins, we do require all children are trained without the use of pull-ups when they begin at Kinderhaus.
Where is the KMS current parents Facebook page?
This is the link to the parents Facebook Page.