Physical Education and Music


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Another wonderful addition to the learning at Washington Montessori is the use of the Suzuki method of music.   Dr. Shinichi Suzuki of Japan developed this technique that allows a child to learn music by following the same process that a child employs when learning to speak her mother tongue – simply listening and repeating.  Ms. Michele Rhem directs the WMPCS music program which includes almost 200 violinists.   Other musical opportunities  such as lap harp, handbells, rhythm sticks and singing are explored.  Each year our students perform at the annual Holiday Concert and at the spring KidsFest celebration.   Of course, they can also be heard all over the campus any day of the week practicing and playing new pieces they are learning.

The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.

 – Maria Montessori

Physical Education

Physical education takes form many ways at WMPCS.  During the PE Encore, the children play sports, learn sportsmanship and participate in physical activities.


Art is currently offered in the classrooms where children use different mediums (painting, sculpture, drawing) to supplement the projects they are learning in their lessons.

A child’s character develops in accordance with the obstacles he has encountered… or the freedom favoring his development that he has enjoyed.  – Maria Montessori

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