What sets us apart

Authentic montessori

AMI/AMS certified staff. AMI approved materials. Responsive and prepared environment. Genuine curriculum and workcycle.

intentional diversity

Over 50% of Petite Girafe staff is diverse. Admissions process prioritises diversity. Introduction to multiculturalism in class.

Connection with nature

• Daily enrichment activities including Montessori® Sports
• 2,200+ sqft dedicated outdoor space
• Oversized glazing in all classrooms provide natural light
• Access to local playgrounds and parks

Giving back

• Monthly street cleanup through the City’s Adopt-A-Street program • Fundraising for local disadvantaged • Support neighbourhood businesses

Comprehensive covid policy

• Daily health check upon arrival
• Siloed classrooms with staff wearing masks
• Oversized glazing in all classrooms provide natural light
• Complete wipe down during program transitions

Connection with nature

Daily enrichment activities including Montessori® Sports. 2,200+ sqft dedicated outdoor space. Oversized glazing in all classrooms provide natural light. Access to local playgrounds and parks.

Giving back

Monthly street cleanup through the City’s Adopt-A-Street program. Fundraising for local disadvantaged. Support neighbourhood businesses.

Comprehensive covid policy

Daily health check upon arrival. Siloed classrooms with staff wearing masks. Oversized glazing in all classrooms provide natural light. Complete wipe down during program transitions.

SPACE TO LEARN AND GROW

EXPERIENCED
MONTESSORI TEAM

Our staff are rigorously trained and thoroughly versed in Montessori Early Childhood Education. We provide financial support and resources from our extensive network in the industry to encourage ongoing professional advancements.

GENEROUS RESOURCE
FOR LITTLE LEARNERS

Each classroom is fully equipped with AMI approved, age-appropriate materials and furniture, as well as large windows letting in an abundance of natural light. Our spacious facility features an open outdoor play area with dedicated enrichment guides.

CONVENIENT
LOCATION

Nestled in the heart of South Surrey, Petite Girafe Montessori Academy is conveniently located on 28 Avenue x 160 Street. We share a border with Sunnyside Elementary and one block away from Southridge School. Oliver and Mountain View Park are 15-minute walk away from the school while Wills Brook park is directly across the street.

OUR CURRICULUM

practical life

Care for self and the environment. Grace and courtesy (social development). Control of movement (fine and gross motor coordination).

sensorial

Care for self and the environment. Grace and courtesy (social development). Control of movement (fine and gross motor coordination).

language

The introduction to the intricacies of written and spoken language - starting from letter sounds, combining sounds to form words, vocabulary acquisition, and building sentences through hands-on materials.

numeracy

Identify numerals. Understand place values. Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Exploring patterns in numeral terms.

Cultural studies

History. Geography. Science.

enrichments

Montessori Sports®. Yoga. Music. Fine arts. Martial Arts. Culinary Arts. French. Field Trips.

OUR CURRICULUM

practical life

Care for self and the environment. Grace and courtesy (social development). Control of movement (fine and gross motor coordination).

sensorial

Care for self and the environment. Grace and courtesy (social development). Control of movement (fine and gross motor coordination).

language

The introduction to the intricacies of written and spoken language - starting from letter sounds, combining sounds to form words, vocabulary acquisition, and building sentences through hands-on materials.

numeracy

Identify numerals. Understand place values. Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Exploring patterns in numeral terms.

Cultural studies

History. Geography. Science.

enrichments

Montessori Sports®. Yoga. Music. Fine arts. Martial Arts. Culinary Arts. French. Field Trips.

OUR PROGRAMS

MONTESSORI MATERIALS

Contrary to traditional child care where children are offered toys and minimal structure in the curriculum, the Montessori method allows children to creatively choose work materials that start from simple to complex. Each material is meticulously crafted to promote precision in control and appreciation of aesthetics.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Parents as primary educators lay foundations for their children’s emotional, physical and cognitive developments. The decision on how children are nurtured and educated has a great impact on their later interactions with the world around them.

To facilitate parents’ knowledge about how their children learn best, we encourage active parental involvement in activities such as festive celebrations, school events, and community meetings. This does not only keep parents updated on their children’s endeavours and achievements, but also creates a connection between home and school that reinforces their learning experiences

TIPS TO PRACTICE MONTESSORI AT HOME

1.

Maintain order

2.

Perform independently

3.

Be a good example

4.

Connect with nature