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Montessori Primary Program

The Montessori Primary curriculum for children ages three to six years of age offers children the opportunity to build a strong sense of self, develop independence, and focus through practical life activities, academic work and social experiences. The Montessori Primary curriculum includes lessons in Practical Life activities, Sensorial activities, Mathematics, Geography and Culture, Peace Education, Language and Literacy and Botany and Zoology. Rain Lily Montessori School places great value in Nature Based education and the children spend time daily in our Outdoor Classroom and environment.



Full Day

8:15 AM - 3:15 PM

Extended Day

Before Care:   7:30 AM - 8:15 AM

After Care:       3:15 PM - 5:30 PM

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Daily Routine

8:15 - 8:45
Outdoor Time
8:45 - 9:15
Work Cycle
9:15 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:30
Rest Time/Work Cycle
12:30 - 2:15
Outdoor Time
2:15 - 2:45
2:45 - 3:15

Lunch & Snacks

We provide a healthy morning snack, as well as Practical Life food preparation activities. Children bring their own healthy lunch each day.  We provide a healthy snack for students attending after care.  

Nature - Our Outdoor Classroom and Place Based Education

Nature is an essential part of Rain Lily’s curriculum and school community.  Teacher Leaders regularly present lessons in the outdoor classroom; a carefully designed environment crafted from locally sourced, natural materials and featuring an inviting natural archway garden entrance, rustic tree stump seating, a serene peace area, a sheltered classroom space filled with Montessori inspired nature based lessons, and an interactive children’s garden. The children create art in this space from seashells and driftwood and other natural materials. Guided lessons incorporate both the flora and fauna of Amelia Island,  as well as the rich history of the community, weaving in historical teaching on local Black, Indigenous and female leaders.  Rain Lily’s school model is grounded in a belief that through strong roots, children are better positioned to explore, understand and empathize with the global community. Rain Lily Montessori is committed to the inclusion of all people.  We were honored to receive the American Montessori Society’s Ursula Thrush Peace Seed Grant, a testament to our dedication to peace and social justice education.

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