Pincushion Hill Montessori School

Montessori School Programs

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Morning Care & After School Care

Early Morning Care 7:15 am to 8:30 am Pincushion understands that parents may require care before the start of the day. With this reason in mind, we offer early morning care available from 7:15 am to 8:30 am every day. Each day your child will be greeted by a faculty member. As your child settles in, they may choose an activity or…
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Children’s House (Ages 2.9 – 6)

One of the most striking aspects of the Children’s House is the peacefulness. There is a deep sense of respect between the teachers and the children. Through “grace and courtesy” exercises, we teach children how to problem solve conflicts, how to act politely in various situations and how to be kind and helpful to their friends. The result is a…
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The Montessori Elementary program philosophy is known as Cosmic Education and is a curriculum that helps children understand the “big picture”. This thematic curriculum studies the natural world, the physical universe, and the human race. Through these studies, the skill based subjects are integrated: mathematics, the sciences, language arts, geography, cultural studies, history, Spanish, art, music movement, and physical education…
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Enrichments – After School

Pincushion offers a variety of after school Enrichment Classes to all children on a sign-up basis. Classes are offered at the beginning of each semester. Classes range from 30-45 minutes in duration. Here are a few. Please check back as new classes are added. Piano Lessons One-on-one piano lessons are offered by a trained instructor. Music Class In the music…
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About Our School

Pincushion Hill Montessori School has grown into a rich and full community during its 56-year history; a history that began long before the school came into existence.

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Summer Program

The Summer Discovery Program at PHMS is designed to give children new and exciting experiences while being active and having fun! The Pincushion Hill Summer Program provides children with exciting learning opportunities in an active and stimulating environment. The skills they have learned throughout the school year are reinforced through challenging and engaging activities. Pincushion’s Discovery Summer Program is a…
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Music Program

The music program at Pincushion teaches the child self-expression and creativity through listening, performing, and responding. The curriculum is based on the National Standards for Music Education where the child will sing, play instruments, improvise, compose, read and notate music, and understand music in relation to history, culture, and disciplines outside the arts. Children’s House students will be able to…
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Art Program

The Children’s House art curriculum provides the students with developmentally appropriate lessons that utilize and strengthen fine motor skills. As the children learn techniques to control a wide variety of art materials, they are also allowed freedom of creative expression to successfully produce individual and unique works of art. Our classes will focus on foundational elements of…
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Spanish Program

¡Hola! An increasing number of people in the world are utilizing Spanish as their first language, including many of our fellow citizens and those in some of our closest neighboring countries. Studies have shown that exposure to a second language prior to age 10 makes it much easier for the child to achieve proficiency. The objective of the Pincushion Hill…
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Physical Education

The physical education program at Pincushion is broken down into three segments for the Elementary students, based on the time of year. Segments 1 and 3 are conducted on-site by a certified physical education instructor from September through November and again March through May. Each week the children will enhance their cooperation and team building skills through activities that put…
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As students work to broaden their knowledge or research a topic, the first place to go is the library. The library specialist teaches and guides the students in the use of the library for both recreational reading and academic research. The student learns to know the difference between fiction and non-fiction and read in both formats applies when reading…
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We are conveniently located in Ashland near the Framingham line, in the heart of Metrowest Boston near I-90, Rte. 9, and Rte. 135, as well as Dover, Wayland, Hopkinton, Natick, Wellesley, Sherborn, Southboro, Holliston, Weston, Millis, Shrewsbury, Northboro, Sudbury, and Westboro.

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