Montessori Day School Extended Day is the Montessori approach for kindergarten-age children. During this year, students continue working within the extensive Montessori curriculum in core subject areas of: Language, math, science and geography. All works in all subject areas are available from the first day a child joins the ages 3-6 classroom at MDS, and teachers guide children to works they are ready to try. These works are designed to provide a foundation that enables each child to gain strength and proficiency as they complete their individual academic progression.

Extended Day students are introduced to the expectation that they will complete a reading, math, and spelling work each morning and mark off these works on a chart in the classroom. Science and geography works are a choice during the afternoon work session as well as reading, math, and spelling.

As eldest members of their classroom community, opportunities for leadership and resulting confidence are a hallmark of the Extended Day students’ year.

In addition to the Practical Life and Sensorial, the following list includes a variety of topics explored in each subject and are the primary focus of the Extended Day year.


  • Short vowels
  • Blends
  • 2 Syllable Words
  • Digraphs: ch, wh, th, sh
  • Phonograms
  • Sight Words
  • Letter Formation
  • Story Writing
  •  Reading Comprehension
  • Cursive
  • Chapter Books
  • Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms


Linear Counting
  • 100 Board Patterns: Backward, odd/even, 100 in middle, down
  • Short Chains: Squaring numbers
  • Long Chains: Cubing numbers
  • Number Rolls: Number writing
  • Addition into Thousands: Static and dynamic
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
Decimal System
  • Number Composition into Thousands
  • Number Fetching into Thousands
  • Clock: Telling time
  • Money


More in depth study of:
  • World
  • North America
  • South America
  • United States of America
  • Flags
  • Landforms


  • Five Classifications of Animals
  • Nomenclature Booklets
  • Simple Science Experiments

Group Activities

  • Daily lunch
  • Assigned Individual Tasks During Daily Playground Clean-up
  • Gardening
  • Field Trips
  • Music Programs
  • Spanish
  • Physical Education

Please email to schedule a school visit. An interview of a prospective student can be scheduled once MDS has received an application.

Click here to download the Extended Day Application (PDF)