ELEMENTARY MONTESSORI PROGRAM
What sets Montessori apart in the Elementary years—ages 6 – 12—is the individually paced curriculum that challenges children academically and safeguards their well-being and sense of self. Engaging as contributing members of a respectful community, they learn to question, think critically, and take responsibility for their own learning—skills that will support them in later education and in life.
Montessori Elementary Learning Environments promote collaboration, research, development of fundamental academic skills as well as opportunity for community and social endeavors that help these children develop a growth mindset. Elementary students in a Montessori Environment have the freedom and flexibility to develop skills based on their interests, talents and strengths while working collaboratively with classmates, teachers and community members to contribute in diverse areas in and outside of the school environment.
As at all Montessori levels, the Elementary program is based on the belief that children learn best through movement and work with their hands, and provides cognitive, social, and emotional support to help them reach their full potential.
This includes addressing their needs as they enter a new period of development characterized by:
- A transition from concrete to abstract thinking
- Growing interest in socialization
- Thinking and memory that is enhanced by creativity and imagination
- An interest in fairness, social justice, and compassion