ECLC students at all levels are engaged in weekly music lessons that open their minds to the beauty of music. Students are introduced to a variety of instruments, composers, and musical traditions, and move to fun rhythms. Three- and four-year-olds perform Christmas programs during the holidays, while Kindergarten students provide a musical revue in the spring.
In the Art program, ECLC students have opportunities to express their creativity using a variety of media with an early-childhood spin. Drawing and painting help our students develop their fine motor skills.
The dramatic arts are highlighted at Monte Cassino in our four-year-old program, where each class performs a mini-opera based on a fairy tale or children's story, such as The Three Billy Goats Gruff or The Three Little Pigs. Each grade level offers performances throughout the year.
Monte Cassino is proud to offer ECLC students quiet contemplation and the enjoyment of God through a Montessori-based religion program called Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Students learn about God's love for them, reenact Bible stories, study the liturgical seasons, and are encouraged to use prayer in their daily lives.
Monte Cassino’s ECLC World Language classes are designed to foster a knowledge of and appreciation for the various cultures and countries around the world. Lessons are presented in colorful and varied formats using music, literature, and interactive technology, and are structured to enhance the students’ fundamental skills in each language.
After-school activities allow ECLC children to extend their day with opportunities for art, outdoor play, creative development, and social interaction. See the After School Program page for more information.