Dr. Montessori's discoveries with respect to natural human development are the foundation of the entire Atrium program. We also wish to prepare catechists in accordance with the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. Our training provides doctrinal formation to catechists-in-training through days of recollection and study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Finally, our preparation includes days of silent retreat and prayer for catechists in keeping with the Montessori nature of the spiritual preparation of guides in the prepared environments for children. One of the most beautiful and essential elements of the Atrium is its contemplative spirit and the nature of the children's work within a specially prepared religious environment. Our silent retreats for catechists correspond with this same spirit.
The Level III Atrium continues to strengthen the child's encounter with the Catholic community of faith. Religious experiences are deepened, which facilitates even greater participation in the wider community of the family, the Church and other social spheres.
Key elements of Level III Atria include:
There are no Level III courses currently scheduled. Please check back for updates.