The 6-12 year old child is moving into the “Age of Reason.” Their thinking is becoming increasingly abstract, and they are busy mentally organizing all they have learned from early childhood. They are driven to discover how things work and who they are. They frequently ask “why?” and are preoccupied with issues of fairness. The peer group becomes increasingly important as social life takes center stage. The elementary age student is ready to take greater responsibility for their learning as they grow in self-discipline and knowledge of their unique interests, strengths, and challenges. They are eager to be independent and explore the world beyond the walls of the classroom.
Elementary is a multi-age community consisting of Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary. It continues to be a materials-rich environment as students review concepts, knowledge, and skills introduced in early childhood and tackle new topics in learning, like algebra and the Theory of Evolution. A full range of technology, a variety of online platforms, and a vast collection of literature and reference materials complement student learning with the hands-on materials. Students continue to pursue individual interests in an environment of freedom as they acquire new knowledge and perfect skills in all content areas. Peer collaboration is encouraged, and students assume leadership roles in their classroom and school communities.
Our Elementary teachers recognize, mentor, and guide each student as a unique individual. They meticulously prepare the learning environment to support cognitive development, growth in executive functioning, the formation of positive peer relationships, and integration of core values and ethics. All of our lead teachers are certified through the American Montessori Society or another major Montessori organization.
“The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” ~ Dr. Maria Montessori
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