Our elementary program (grades 1-6) focuses on supporting the whole child through the prepared environment. The specific needs of individual students are met at each developmental level. Children at this age tend to be very social, intellectually curious and highly imaginative. They are eager to explore their world.
The academically challenging curriculum provides a framework for this exploration with key lessons establishing a solid foundation of knowledge. The curriculum includes mathematics and geometry, written and oral language skills, critical thinking, computer skills, sign language, biology, history, geography, current events, Spanish, music, art, and physical education. All classes include field trips, guest speakers and real-life activities to augment basic instruction.
Montessori elementary students discover their own unique capabilities, develop their talents constructively and learn to evaluate their efforts. They practice independence and responsibility. Class meetings introduce children to democratic skills for problem solving and goal setting. Through this combination of experiences, students expand their interests and discover new areas of study that may become life long pursuits.