White light Montessori School
No 7a Akin Ogunlewe road, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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.....Strong foundations last forever


At WLMS, we prepare our students for life by offering them a rigorous academic program that develops important skills for success such as creativity, communication, critical thinking, independence, confidence, and resilience. Dr. Montessori referred to this approach as “Educating the Whole Child,” that is, catering to each student’s academic, physical, emotional, spiritual, and moral development. Montessori’s developmental approach recognizes that each child reaches certain milestones at different stages. As such, the Montessori lessons are presented to students when they are developmentally ready and have mastered certain prerequisite activities.

We hope that this Curriculum Scope and Sequence document also provides you with a common language for Montessori exercises to better communicate and understand the work your child is doing in the classroom, leading to more robust conversations between students, parents, and faculty.

Developmental Characteristics

Infant/Toddler (6-36 months)
First Plane of Development

During this stage of development, children have a unique ability to absorb knowledge quickly and effortlessly. Maria Montessori referred to this as the “absorbent mind.”

These children are sensorial explorers and learn through the senses; therefore all experiences within the classroom are hands- on. This concrete experience of learning by doing is essential to the child’s development as it enriches his understanding of new concepts.

Also during this stage, the child has a natural passion to want to be engaged in activity that will be meaningful and purposeful. The child wants to be an active participant within his community of family and classmates.

Children's House (3-6 year-old)
First Plane of Development

In the 3-6 classroom, the ultimate goal for each individual is to achieve concentration, self-regulated behavior, independence, confidence, and an interest in learning about his/her world.

During this time of development, children continue to be in the stage of the “absorbent mind,” what Maria Montessori referred to as a child’s unique ability to absorb knowledge quickly and effortlessly. Children take great joy and pride in real and purposeful work, and in their ability to contribute to their community as active and helpful participants.

These children continue to learn through the senses. All experiences within the classroom engage use of the hands, are purposeful and are accompanied by mental concentration.

Social development is fostered in the Montessori environment with children of at least three ages (3- 6 year olds), allowing them to develop helping, caring, and sympathetic relationships with others in natural, real-life situations. 

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