(approx. 2.5 to 6 years)
Aspen Grove Montessori School’s CASA program is designed for children aged approximately 2.5 to 6 years with materials and lessons ranging in difficulty and required experience. The materials within the classroom develop and foster concentration, orderly work habits, confidence and self-assurance.
The program offers an enriched Language and Math curriculum, as well as lessons in geography, history, biology, zoology and science. All lessons are individually presented to each child when they are ready and at a level suited to their learning style and abilities.
We provide children the opportunity to interact within a mixed-age environment. This presents children with a supportive social group consisting of appropriate role models to develop their sense of community and core values. The Casa environment creates leaders and mentors and develops within the child an ability for higher thinking.
Focus on individual growth in all five areas of the Montessori curriculum and beyond
CCMA accredited Montessori curriculum
Enhanced Language and Math program
In-Class Enhancement Program (French, yoga)
School Trips (e.g. Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Maple Syrup Festival, Treewalk Village, Brooks Farms)
Close communication with parents through Progress Reports, Parent Conferences, Parent Information Nights
The Montessori Method emphases the importance of a 3 year learning cycle in order to reach the child’s full potential and to lay a strong foundation for lifelong learning during the “formative years”. Our Casa curriculum introduce lessons to each student gradually, and that over time, the materials become more challenging, building upon previously mastered skills. Students who complete the 3 year cycle through exploration, experimentation, and expertise, will gain the most benefit from the Montessori program as they refine their work habits and master their skills.
Y1: Numbers to Ten & Teens
Y1: Sound & Letter recognition
Y1: Pink Tower
Y1: The Skeletal System
Y2: Decimal System
Y2: Phonetic & Non-phonetic Reading
Y2: Care of Plants
Y2: Trinomial Cube
Y2: The Muscular System
Y3: Memorization of Mathematical Facts
Y3: Composing Journal Entries & Stories
Y3: Sewing a Button
Y3: Pythagoras Theorem
Y3: The Nervous System
At Aspen Grove Montessori School, our Teachers introduce over 1000 lessons over the course of the 3-year Casa program to each student, from Practical Life lessons such as tying shoes laces, to complex Math lessons such as completing long division equations and developing understanding of geometry. Our school utilizes a sophisticated progress tracking system for each of our students to develop a customized lesson plan for each student and ensures they to reach their full potential in all 5 areas of our structured curriculum.
At Aspen Grove Montessori School, we pride ourselves on professionalism and respect. Our school has a uniform policy applicable to all Casa children. We ask our students to dress in uniform while in school, on trips, or for activities and/ or events as a means to develop a sense of belonging and community, and to contribute to our shared identity as a school family.
Upon completing AGMS’s 3 year Casa Program, our students will exhibit outstanding interpersonal skills, together with advanced academic achievements. By immersing students into our accredited Montessori curriculum and French lessons, a large number of our Casa graduates seamlessly transition into French Immersion schools, with the remainder of our graduates entering into Montessori elementary programs, private schools, public schools or gifted programs.
Our Graduates from the 3 year Casa program have an ability to: