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The Foundation School at Whitefield 

PrePrimary Montessori






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About the School: Founded by IIT/IIM Alumni, The Foundation School at Whitefield has created a name for itself through its excellence in education. The school offers a Pre-Primary program and follows the Montessori philosophy. 

Location: The school's centralized location on Borewell Road makes it easily accessible from Whitefield main road, Nellurahalli, Ramagondanahalli, Kundalahalli Gate, ITPL, Mahadevpura and Marathahalli. The school is walking distance from the Whitefield post office on Borewell Road.

Transport: The school offers transport services for those who would like to avail of it. The school runs a combination of vans and buses for both pick up and drop services. 

Daycare Facility: Students from the Whitefield branch and the Gunjur branch can avail of the daycare facility at the Whitefield branch. Students engage in a variety of activities at the daycare center.

Infrastructure: It has over 12,000 square feet of space, has a warm home like feeling, and provides a safe learning environment for children. There are 9 fully equipped Montessori environments in the premises. The school has a garden, a nature study area and play areas. It also has areas for sports such as football and basketball. The school has a wonderful performing arts center where children learn music, art, dance and drama. Other facilities include a library, a kitchen and a sick/resting room. 

Activities: The school conducts multiple activities and events that help students develop a variety of skills and character traits. These include events such as annual day, sports day, celebvration of various festivals and national events.  

Field Trips: Students are taken on several field trips during the year to a variety of places including the nursery, police station, post office, parks etc. in and around the Whitefield area. The school arranges for transportation for these trips and our well trained Akkas and Teachers accompany the students.

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Montessori FAQ

The term Montessori refers to a method of education created by Maria Montessori. The Montessori methodology is very popular in India and in many parts of the world. While the Montessori methodology is applicable to all age groups of students, it is most popularly adopted at the pre-primary level in India.

The Montessori methodology consists of a child-centric model that includes hands-on learning. The methodology encourages self-directed activities amongst children, who are guided by trained Montessori teachers. Children learn at their own pace and move on to other activities only when they have mastered the current activity. Further, the Montessori method accelerates reading and writing through the use of phonetics. Lastly, the Montessori classrooms (called environments) are multiple age environments with students between the ages of 3,4 and 5 learning together.

Montessori students adjust quickly to regular academics when they go to grade 1. They are fully prepared, and often do better than other students in higher grades. Here is a link to a video by the founders of google, who talk about the influence that Montessori education had on them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C_DQxpX-Kw 

In a multiple age learning environment, students from the ages of 2, 3 and 5 learn together in the same classroom. This method has several benefits. The junior students learn from the senior students, and this accelerates their comprehension and skills. The senior students learn patience and leadership skills when dealing with the junior students.  

The Montessori methodology involves hands-on learning. Every learning topic is supported by learning materials that children use, to understand that topic. Children typically learn to use simpler material and gradually move on to more complex ones, as their knowledge increases.  

All Montessori schools are not the same as they may follow the Montessori methodology to varying degrees. A good way to understand if a school follows the Montessori methodology is to see the classroom. The material is typically arranged in shelves and there is enough space for students to work on various activities. Take a look at what our Montessori environments look like in this video https://youtu.be/yn93uLnC4JM .  

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