It’s important to keep children occupied and entertained during the summer! Even more, it’s important to provide them with a setting that not only encourages activity but also learning. Montessori schools are the perfect solution!
Montessori education is student-led and self-paced but guided, assessed and enriched by a knowledgeable and caring teacher, according to the American Montessori Society. Lessons are hands-on activities that require the child to think critically, work collaboratively, and act boldly and with integrity. Ultimately, the Montessori curriculum fulfills both educational and fun needs. Learning doesn’t feel like learning here — it’s just another fun school day!
We’ve gathered a few of our favorite Montessori summer camp programs in Houston. Take a look!
Smaller Scholars Montessori Academy
The learning fun doesn’t stop with summer! The Smaller Scholars Montessori Academy provides campers a welcoming and educational environment to learn and prevent the summer slide. The program emphasizes investigation and discovery with hands-on experiences that are enhanced with ongoing Montessori curriculum.
“I couldn’t be happier with our experiences in the Toddler and Primary classrooms for both our children. Everything from potty training to science, math, and social skills were taught in such a way to make it seem effortless and natural.
We have also had a great experience with the Elementary school during the summer camps where our child came home excited every day and voluntarily explaining the things they discussed during camp. There was definitely no summer slide because the camps kept the kids engaged and entertained.” -Great Schools Parent Reviewer
West Montessori School of Copperfield
The West Montessori School of Copperfield continues the independent fun into its summer session! Like its education program, the Montessori school approach to summer combines various learning methods to create well-rounded life-long learners. In this case, the program involves art, music, science, culture and more! Camp organizers host events, speakers, and activities to complement classroom lessons.
“Simply wonderful! A community of dedicated faculty enriching our children’s educational future. The essence of the children’s house is evident with the fabulous administrative energy is always on task.” -Great Schools Teacher Reviewer
The Goddard School
The Goddard School’s founding principle is that children experience the deepest and the most genuine learning while having fun. The Montessori summer camp has integrated this idea at the center of its curriculum to create a learning-based environment. In fact, they use the STEAM method (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) to create a one-of-a-kind learning environment.
“Excellent teachers, excellent staff, very good communication between parents and teachers and above all a very safe and fun place for kids. I would strongly recommend the Goddard School without any reservations to all parents considering a daycare/school for their children. We couldn’t have been happier about our decision.” -Yelp Reviewer
The Post Oak School
The Post Oak School utilizes a learning-based approach to its summer program. In fact, Post Oak teachers encourage students to participate in a wide variety of entertaining and instructional camp activities. For example, activities at the camp include art, cooking, baking, sewing, hula hoop fitness, tennis, fencing, yoga, and chess.
“Great school, great staff, and a great method of teaching for our children! I would recommend this school to anyone who wants the best for their children.” -Great Schools Parent Reviewer
The Silverline Montessori uses hands-on STE- themed activities to enrich the campers learning experience during its summer camp. Classroom lessons include the science behind superpowers and digital photography basics. The campers go on weekly, themed field trips to reinforce topics that they learn in the classroom.
“This is a great learning institution. My child has grown tremendously under the tutelage of the teachers at Silverline. I would encourage any parent to schedule a visit to see if this school is a good fit.” -Yelp Reviewer