DHA has a number of well-reputed and prestigious educational institutions. DA Montessori is one of them, which is the most important one. Montessori system of education is the key of constructing a well-balanced human being.
The Montessori institution caters exclusively for the richest period of human development, which is 1 year 3 months to 6 years of age. The students graduating from this institution, seek admission not only in DA schools but go to various renowned schools of the city such as St. Patrick School, Mama Parsi Girls School, St. Micheal School, Foundation Public School, Beacon House School System, City School and so on.
The Ex-Administrator DHA, Brig. Ghazanfar Azam inaugurated DHA Montessori, in May 1997. It is located in the area of Sea View Township. It is an octagonal building. This building is uniquely constructed keeping in mind the entire educational needs of younger children for the years to come.
Defence Housing Authority has a chain of educational institutions and Montessori is the most important link that educational chain as it is here that the foundations are laid for the future generations to come. In the words of Dr Alex Cersel.
"The period of infancy is undoubtedly the richest. It should be utilized by education in every possible and conceivable way. The waste of this period of life can never be compensated. Instead of ignoring the early years, it is our duty to cultivate them with the utmost care".
Well-stock and maintained library is there for children with regular library period and story telling sessions.
Music, Tae Kwon Do, Clay Modeling, Assembly Presentation, Annual functions, Colours days, Sports days, Celebration of National events, Participation in events at public places e.g. Pakistan Day, Universal Children Day at Park Tower, KFC and Inter DAEIs competition is a part of co-curricular activity, field trips are organized to various places.
For the physical development of the children spacious ground is maintained.
Rabbits, Pigeons, and parrots are kept to inculcate the habit of keeping pets.
To conduct cooking activities, taste activities and scientific experiments.
Visits the children once a week.
Well-trained maids maintain the cleanliness of the environment.
Armed Guards provide the required security.
Well trained generator operator.
The Montessori environment aims
at developing confidence and independence in a child. Exercise of practical
life enables the child to achieve this goal.
The concept introduced has to be clear and concrete. A lot of emphasis is to be laid on project oriented teaching, educational trips are a major part in this context.
As Montessori is an extension of home, friendly caring environment is maintained.
Acceptance of the application form only means that child is eligible to apply for admission to the school and does not Guarantee Admission.
The academic structures are as follows:
|Day Care||1 section||(1.3 years to 2 years + age)|
|Play Group||4 sections||(2.5 years to 3.5 years + age)|
|Environment-I||5 sections||(3.5 years to 4.5 years + age)|
|Environment-II||5 sections||(4.5 years to 5.5 years + age)|