After-School Music and Sports
St. Catherine’s Montessori strives to help each individual reach his or her potential in all areas – intellectually, physically, socially, morally, and spiritually. It was Maria Montessori’s view that the mind and the body should operate as one, that thought should be accompanied by expression in action—or to put it another way, that the action should be an expression of the developing will and thought processes.
The After-School Music and Sports programs are designed to make it possible for every individual to participate in both activities if desired and to avoid interrupting the Montessori work cycle.
- Offer the opportunity for children to recognize their role as a member of a team
- Develop skills through repetition and rehearsal
- Provide opportunities to perform in front of others
- Encourage the development of positive attitudes and values
Those who have a particular affinity for a musical instrument or specific sport may also choose to participate in outside classes or teams to further enhance their skills. St. Catherine’s encourages children to follow their interests and to experience time for unstructured play on a regular basis.