Elementary children can be characterized by their questioning minds, their ability to abstract and imagine their moral and social orientation and their unlimited energy for research and exploration. They move from the concrete through their own efforts and discovery to the abstract. While a Montessori student receives lessons and performs work in all of the disciplines math, language, social studies, science, etc. the Montessori curriculum respects that all knowledge is interconnected. The introduction of each period of history leads to further research and study:
The formation of the Earth (Physics, Chemistry, Geology and Astronomy)
The Coming of Plants and Animals (Botany and Zoology)
The Arrival of Humans (Anthropology, Sociology, Architecture, Agriculture, History and Government)
Language (English Grammar, Writing, Reading, Spelling, Handwriting, Geography and Literature)
Math and Invention (Mathematics and Geometry)
This inclusive approach to education fosters a feeling of connectedness to all of humanity and encourages their natural desire to make contributions to the world.
The elementary classroom community fosters the self development of the child; self discipline, self control, self motivation and self respect. Our elementary program is divided into a lower elementary classroom for 6-9 year olds and the upper elementary classroom for children 9-12 years of age.