About Nos Fortalesa Montessori

Nos Fortalesa Montessori Aruba offers both:

Elementary program (age-6-12) as well as a Primary program (age 3-6) and has been serving families since August 2014. Our primary program first opened its doors in January 2018. 

We offer both the English and Dutch Language Arts,  as well we offer Math that is given in both languages.

The other subjects are primarily given in English, as we aim to move to integrating more Dutch in all other subject areas in the near future. Papiamento is a part of our curriculum in Elementary and Upper Elementary as well, we believe this to be an important part of our culture and we are proud to have it at our school. We focus on the development of the vocabulary, spelling, reading and writing for both English and Dutch students.

After completing our Elementary Program, students can transition to a Secondary Montessori Program also known as Upper Elementary. An then to an American middle- and high school, a different program on the island or international schools. Students can also transition to the Dutch Secondary Schools, if that is the wish of the family and the ability of the child.

We do ask that the families inform us of their plans for secondary education prior to entering grade year (year 5) of their elementary career. This is to better prepare the student.

Nos Fortalesa Montessori Aruba’s mission is to help develop the child as a whole with the peaceful collaboration of parents and other professionals using the Montessori philosophy.

We believe that all, including Aruban children and families, will benefit tremendously from a Montessori education, understanding that the child should always be central and thus we should always follow the child.

CURRICULUM:

  • English Language Arts (main language)
  • Dutch Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Geometry
  • Geography
  • Biology (Zoology and Botany)/Science
  • History

SCHOOL HOURS:

Regular for Primary:       Drop off between 7:15 a.m. and 7:45 a.m.  – Pick Up is at 1:45 p.m daily.

Regular for Elementary: Drop off between 7:15 a.m. and 7:45 a.m.  – Pick Up is at 2:00 p.m daily.

  • Extended Care: 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., includes a small snack (ONLY FOR AGES 3,5-8, AND ONLY IF THERE ARE BETWEEN 8-12 CHILDREN)

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