Overview of programs:

Brixham Montessori Friends School offers programs for children age 18 months to eleven years (toddler through fifth grade). Our toddler and preschool classes meet mornings from 8:30am-11:45am, with full day options till 3:00pm for both toddlers and preschoolers; the extended day for kindergarten age children is from 8:30am-3:00pm. We provide early morning care beginning at 7:30am, and afternoon care until 5:00pm.

The mixed age groups at the preschool and elementary levels invite children to work at their own pace. Classroom environments are designed to facilitate self-directed learning, rather than teacher-centered instruction. Small class sizes and low student/teacher ratios allow for individualized learning plans, as well as one-on-one and small group lessons.

Each day at Brixham, children and teachers embrace the outdoors as an extension of our classrooms. Our vernal pool provides opportunities for exploration and discovery, changing with each season. Our large wooded outdoor space allows children to become immersed in nature—climbing trees, building forts, running or meandering through the winding paths, gathering acorns and playing with friends.

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“Behind all [Dr.] Montessori’s educational efforts was her continuous desire to create a better and more peaceful world by nurturing the spirit of each child. This nurturing, which differs from teaching a specific religion, helps children to see that they are called to a higher purpose than self-service or self-satisfaction. It includes time for silence and reflection, cultivating awe and wonder, respecting nature, caring for the earth, understanding and accepting others and fostering virtues such as love, peacefulness, kindness and compassion.”
— Aline D. Wolf