An Optional After-School Religious Program
Maria Montessori observed that the child possesses a natural spirituality, and early in her life’s work, she designed the Atrium curriculum to enrich that relationship by creating an environment with beautifully prepared materials that foster a child’s religious life, community, and worship through the study of scripture, liturgy, and the history of man’s relationship with God. The Atrium is a place where the child’s work becomes a meditation and conversation with God, a place of prayer and celebration.
The Atrium at Milwaukee Montessori School is offered to children ages 3 – 12 in three levels. The program is set up in two 10-week sessions, fall and spring, and follows the church liturgical calendar.
Level I - Children’s House (ages 3 – 6)
The Children’s House curriculum will include narratives of the infancy of Jesus and Easter, the parables of Jesus, Old Testament stories, altar and sacramental presentations and the geography of the Bible. The focus will be on establishing a loving and joyful relationship with God.
Fall Atrium Dates will be held on the following Thursdays from 3:45-5:30pm:
December 5 & 12. January 9, 16, 23, 30. February 6 & 20
Click here for the Fall 2013-2014 Children's House curriculum
Level II Lower Elementary (grades 1 – 3)
The Lower Elementary continues the lessons of the parables, liturgy, and scripture. Together with the lessons of the History of the Kingdom, Old Testament stories, and the lives of the Saints, the child will come to know God’s enduring presence throughout time.
Fall Atrium Dates will be held on the following Tuesdays from 3:45-5:30pm:
December 3, 10. January 7, 14, 21, 29. February 4 & 18.
Click here for the Fall 2013-2014 Lower Elementary curriculum
Atrium Directors and FAQ
For additional information about our Director as well as frequently asked questions, please visit the following link:
Atrium Bios & FAQ
You may contact Mary Jo Klein with additional questions at: email@example.com