Montessori Curriculum Scope and Sequence

This is the totally NEW and REVIZED Scope and Sequence first made available in 1996 by the Montessori Foundation.This new product does not work with the original and is so different you will want to purchase new.

Working with Montessori Compass? just put that in the special instructions with the correct email address for them to use and we will handle the rest.

The Montessori Foundation Curriculum Scope and Sequence is a practical tool to help manage curriculum planning, implementation and recording in the Montessori classroom from birth to age 12. From working with hundreds of Montessori schools over more than thirty years, we recognize that many do not follow  a formal curriculum scope and sequence guide. Often they indicate that their teachers' albums serve as their guides. In today's world, it is increasingly important to have a formal written guide to serve as a common frame of reference for each classroom, especially from one age level to the next. While our Montessori lesson albums are invaluable tools, they are not what is truly meant by curriculum guides, nor do they provide a coherent scope and sequence that is clearly understood by everyone involved.

The revised version of the Montessori Foundation's Curriculum Scope and Sequence is the result of many years of painstaking analysis of the Montessori tradition to weigh out the age ranges at which we believe Montessori children should commonly reach major milestones, and develop a language that is performance oriented and understood by traditional educators. We assume that any school using our Scope and Sequence will modify and add to the original content to make our curriculum better fit your school. Our curriculum scope and sequence guide continues to be revised, and we would welcome your feedback and suggestions. 


The Montessori Foundation's Curriculum Scope and Sequence was revised to facilitate use with student progress tracking software, such as Montessori Records XPress©, MontessoriCompass©, MontAlign, and other products that continue to be developed. Our Lab School, The New Gate School in Sarasota, Florida uses MontessoriCompass©.  The format of the scope and sequence is such that it can be easily adapted for incorporation into a number of other software systems.

Our expanded and updated Montessori Curriculum Scope and Sequence includes all development levels from birth to age 12 (US grade 6).

The curriculum areas currently included are:

  • Practical Life Skills
  • Sensorial
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics and Geometry
  • Geography
  • History
  • Science
  • Cosmic Studies
  • and Visual Art

We are currently working on preparing additional units of Early Childhood through Age 12 Montessori curriculum in several areas*, which include:

  • Economic Education
  • Civics and Government
  • Invention, Industry, and Technology
  • Movement and Physical Education
  • Wellness
  • Music
  • The Study of a Second Language
  • and Peace Education* Schools who license the revised curriculum will receive files with the Curriculum Scope and Sequence in the additional areas as they become available. Over the next year, we plan to continue to develop Curriculum Scope and Sequence for Montessori Secondary Programs - Ages 12 to 18. They will be released as each level is completed.


Last Updated (Thursday, 26 June 2014 19:42)





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