Our Montessori elementary classrooms provide prepared environments that arouse student curiosity in order to build an exceptional foundation and love of learning. As students move through the Montessori continuum from year to year, our experienced Montessori trained teachers work together, coordinating each students needs.
Children in lower elementary classrooms are bursting with questions and learning to discover answers independently. Upper elementary students take ownership of their lessons along with exploring subjects of their own volition. Elementary work is done using concrete Montessori materials, giving students clarity and depth in their understanding of concepts. Students shift to abstraction as mastery of concepts occurs.
The Montessori curriculum underscores the many ways in which our world is connected. The telling of the “Great Stories”, written years ago by Maria Montessori, ignite the students’ imaginations and prompt questions of how writing, reading, exploration and numbers began hundreds of years ago.
Classrooms are organized in two, 3-year programs. The lower elementary class is for students, aged 6-9 and the upper elementary for ages 9-12. Mixed-age classrooms offer a student the opportunity to be, at one point, a leader and at other times that of one observing or being guided by a teacher or peer. Small class sizes, and two teachers lead to strong, enduring relationships.