About us

I am who I am

Charis originates from the Greek word representing “Grace, Kindness, and Life.” We believe every child is a beautiful creation of God, bestowed to us for tender, loving care. 

At Charis Montessori, children are the seeds of God’s love; it is our vision since 1999 to reach out to every child under our care to flourish in God’s way.

The management and staff at Charis embrace these virtues with pride and share them unconditionally. This spirit of dedication and commitment draws praises and attachment.

After the first branch at Kembangan, our second branch at Yio Chu Kang Chapel proudly opened in 2018. 

With a team of qualified professionals who are passionate and dedicated to sharing their knowledge and skills to children of all cultures, we aim to incorporate good moral values into our curriculum to nurture them into confident, God-fearing, and resilient little angels. 

As Charis Montessori continues to branch out, we hope and await you to be a part of our family.

What makes us so special ?

We take the development of your child a priority, so we adopted the practices and teachings from the best pedagogy in Early Childhood education. We strive to create a nurturing environment, with the support of our partnering churches, to develop your child holistically. To ensure a smoother transition to primary school for your child, we took into consideration the Singapore primary education syllabus and incorporated it into our curriculum.


OUr TeAM

We have a team of passionate teachers from all walks of life who are motivated to develop your child’s potential to the fullest.

Our MONTESSORI

Incorporating the Montessori method and fine-tuned to best fit our local curriculum, it helps to prepare our children for higher learning in Singapore.

OUr ApprOACH

We believe that learning should be interactive and according to age appropriateness. We have designed a series of curriculums such as singing, dancing, speech and drama, and games that aim to provide a holistic development of the children in the area of the five senses, kinetic movements, spatial refinement, and small or large motor skills coordination.

OUR ENVIRONMENT

We ensure that our environment is child-friendly, pristine and equipped with essential learning materials in order for children to flourish, explore and discover their interests.

ACCOLADE

Winning awards are not our goal, your child being is.

“There are two types of educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.”- John Adams

CHILDCARE OUTLETS

Beautifully setup at the original site. It has a small class ratio and a nice gym room. Located near to MRT, picking up your child is so easy.

Our children look forward to school. Come and meet Teacher Seph and her wonderful team of passion filled teachers. 

Kids can interact and explore in this big and spacious setup. The preschool is lead by a very experienced Principal, Mrs Elaine Hoe.

Very cosy and warmth environment. Children like being part of this family and being shaped by a dynamic team of caring teachers.

The very first overseas outlet which is planted in Shandong province. Lead by our director Vincent Hee and Teacher Amanda, this outlet welcomes your child with loving arms.

An up and coming second outlet also at Shandong province, sharing the best of Singapore’s education system with our Chinese counterpart.

ENRICHMENT OUTLET

Teacher Reva has special passion in Montessori development and she conducts Montessori Enrichment Programs here.

FAQ – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

1. What is the teacher-student ratio?
PG class  (1 : 6) 
N1 class (1 : 8)
N2 class (1 : 10)
K1 class  (1 : 12)
K2 class  (1 : 14)

2. With assistant teacher? 
Yes, if needed.

 3. How long has the school been operating?
Charis Montessori Kembangan is the first branch and was started in 1999. 

 4. Any outdoor activities, field trips or excursions? How often?
As we are putting up
precautionary  measures against the spread of Covid-19,
outdoor activities have been suspended.
Otherwise, it is on a daily basis. We also conduct excursion once termly.

 5. Do you offer enrichment classes?
Yes, we do offer the following and fees range from S$120:
Speech and Drama, Robotic, Art, Music & Chinese, 

6. What is the fee structure?
For Singaporean:
Full Day (S$ 1500.00) / Half Day (S$ 1200.00)

 7. Do you provide parents with Progress Reports/Updates?
Yes. We do send the following to the parents through Cyberland:

Weekly Reports

Every Friday

Progress Reports and Portfolio

Parent-Teacher meeting to be held twice a year.
Parents are also given hard copies.

 8. Not toilet Trained?
We help the parents to toilet train their children when they are ready.
The school works hand in hand with parents to improve these routines.

 9. How do you discover a child’s special interest/talent ?
Through various activities in school such as expressing their creativity through
Crafts (painting, colouring, pasting, collage,etc.),
Music and Movements (singing, dancing),  
Motor Skills activities (playing games, drawing, colouring),
Speech and Drama class (Show and Tell, reciting poem, story telling, etc.)

 10. What is a typical day like?
Typical activities involve the children’s daily routine such as eating (breakfast, snack, lunch, teabreak), showering, outdoor activities and lesson time.
Two of the best examples of our learning activities are Thematic (through music and movements and crafts) and Montessori lessons (where they explore and learn through Montessori materials).

 11. What is the meal plan?
We have our own kitchen and our chefs. Our meal plan follows the standard of Health Promotion Board which to serve only healthy foods to children. We also have 4 different meal plans to serve varieties of food to our children every month.

12. What’s your policy on runny nose, cough or other sickness
For hygiene and safety purposes, we advise parents to keep their children at home or see a doctor if the child is not well. If they still decided to bring the child in school, we will still let and receive the child in school as long as he/she has no fever (37.5C) and runny nose/cough are not really too bad. If the child has fever/flu and did not come to school for few days, parents need to provide a letter from the doctor that the child is fit to go back to school.

13. What values do you instill in the children?
Good values are very important to us so we always make sure that the teachers are there to guide the children in learning proper values. We believe that to be kind to others, be honest, patience and love are the good values that we have to instill to them.
We always explain to them that violence such as hitting, biting, pushing and scratching are not the correct ways to treat others. By avoid them, they can gain more friends.

Charis Montessori @ HQ

Office: +65 6708 9327
Whatsapp: ‭+65 8739 9910‬

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