Sandcastles Montessori Preschool
"Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world" - Maria Montessori


The core of our Montessori school day begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 12 p.m. 

We also offer before school care from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m., and after school care from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Due to the flexibility we offer, as well as sibling discounts, we do not publish our pricing online. Please contact us so that we can understand your needs and determine the cost of tuition.

Toddler Program: Children ages 18 months - 3 years old 
The Toddler Program is currently available 4 days a week with a 2, 3, or 4 day option. The maximum group size is 6 children with a 2:1 child to teacher ratio. 

Preschool Program: Children ages 3 - 6 years old 
The Preschool Program is available 5 days a week. There is a 3 day minimum enrollment and we ask that children attend consecutive days. The maximum group size is 12 children with a 4:1 child to teacher ratio. 

Our Curriculum:
Fine Motor: practical life, finger plays, arts and crafts
Gross Motor: outside play, balance beam, movement games and songs
Independence: self care skills, concentration, completing the Montessori Work Cycle
Social: friendship, trust, respect of one another, the teachers and the materials
Language: social interactions, songs, letter sounds, letter names, writing and reading
Science: seasons, plants, birds, the farm, weather, insects, reptiles, nutrition, magnets, hatching chicks, and the life cycles of butterflies, frogs and chickens
Math: counting objects, number symbol recognition, sorting, size, shapes, patterns, addition and subraction
Sensorial: using sensorial materials to enhance the 5 senses
Practical Life: pouring dry and wet materials, spooning, tweezing, tonging, painting, brushing, opening and closing containers, baking, dish washing, zipping, buttoning, sewing, hand washing, threading beads
Geography: the seven continents, the Globe, maps, animals around the world, land formations
Spanish: numbers, greetings, colors, foods, animals
Music: bells, horns, drums, strings, classical, acoustic, cultural
Movement: finger plays and songs, balancing, jumping, skipping, clapping, stretching, resting, throwing, catching, kicking, batting, rolling
Art: collages, watercolors, exploring famous artists and their work, painting, clay, multi-cultural arts and crafts, cutting

Music teacher: Ms. Ann-Marie of Tales-n-Tunes of Newport
Creative Movement: Ms. Rachel Clough of Busy Bodies in Wakefield
Field Trips: Biomes, Casey's Farm, Natural History Museum, Farmer's Daughter, The Worm Ladies
Family involvement
Special Guests