In the younger elementary years, students are fascinated with stories and asking big questions. Students want to know where things come from and learn about the great accomplishments of humankind. The Montessori elementary curriculum engages the student’s imagination and creativity while focusing on the broad concepts and skills that will provide the foundation for more abstract work. Students work with specially designed, multi-sensory materials that teach abstract concepts in a concrete manner.
Lessons encourage self-discipline and enhance the student’s ability to concentrate. The school day allows for blocks of concentrated work (individual, in pairs, or small groups). Daily circle time is used to foster a sense of community by providing opportunities to share experiences, present projects, and work in a supportive environment building confidence, compassion, and communication and conflict resolution skills.
To learn more about our program, you can visit the individual learning environment pages or make an appointment to tour the school.
“The Montessori philosophy is a method of seeing children as they really are and of creating environments which foster the fulfillment of their highest potential – spiritual, emotional, physical, and intellectual – as members of a family and the world community….. Montessori practice is always up-to-date and dynamic because observation and the meeting of needs is continual and specific for each child.” ~ www.montessori.edu