At Turning Point School, we avoid “talking-down” to even our youngest students. We believe that a constant exposure to advanced language skills leads students to elevate their own literacy abilities. This belief in communication weaves into every aspect of Primary academics at Turning Point.
Students are able to choose from a variety of work—puzzles, art, manipulatives, book corner time, kitchen area experience, construction in the block corner, computer use, or dramatic play. Additionally, students may work within specific Montessori areas including practical life, sensorial, language, and mathematics. Concepts involving community, exploration, and observation help to construct a base knowledge for each student in all areas of study.
The schedule varies daily to allow for specialist classes in athletics, music, Spanish, and library. Children have the freedom to move physically around the room and the opportunity to learn from their peers of varied ages as well as from adult teachers. With the guidance of their teachers and the experience of creative discovery, students develop their own interests within each area of the curriculum.