Why should students attend school five days a week?
Early childhood specialists agree that young children thrive in a secure, consistent environment with a steady routine. Young children adjust very well to this schedule and bond most easily with their teachers and peers when they have several consecutive days in their new community — which very quickly becomes a beloved and special place for them. The steady rhythm of coming to their school helps create a positive attitude towards “school” and their individual activities there. It also gives the children a strong sense of belonging to a community that they help create, and of which they are valued and respected members. Attending school five times per week, also allows the children to form strong friendships. In order for a child to fully benefit from the Montessori program, It is mandatory that they attend five days a week.