Elementary Program


The Montessori Elementary program is a natural extension of the Primary program and builds on the knowledge and skills gained in the Primary. In the Elementary, children continue to work at their own pace and at their own level, on an interrelated curriculum that allows students to gain deeper knowledge in any topic they choose.  Students are introduced to specific knowledge in many areas including, but not restricted to, art, biology, geography, history, language, mathematics (arithmetic, geometry, and algebra), music and   physical education. While concepts are taken to the next level and subjects more defined, the core principles of the Montessori philosophy and methods remain the same.  The teachers continue to "follow the child", encourage responsibility, give freedom within limits and provide a prepared environment for them to learn joyfully.

The classrooms have mixed ages, (6-9) Lower Elementary & (9-12) Upper Elementary, where younger children gain from having older role models and older children reinforce their own mastery by guiding and nurturing their younger classmates. Respect for each other is the cornerstone of the Montessori Elementary community


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Primary Program


The first three years of life are the most fundamental in the development of human beings and theirpotential. The infant's physical development is phenomenal and apparent and inspires our care andattention. Yet a profound and less obvious development is taking place within the child. Montessori refers to the child at this period as the spiritual embryo. A second embryonic period occurs after birth during the first three years of life when the child's intelligence is formed, when the child acquires the culture and language into which he or she is born. It is a period when the core of personality, social being and the essence of spiritual life are developed. An understanding of the child's development and the development of the human mind allows environments to be prepared to meet the needs of the infant and foster independence, psychomotor development and language acquisition.

Communities for Children Under Three

For children under the age of three, there are several Montessori environments. Created especially for working parents, a Nido is an environment prepared for children from 2 or 3 months until they are walking well. The Parent-Infant class provides a setting in which parents and their children, aged two to sixteen months, are gathered under the care of a trained adult. After they begin to walk, the children join the toddler group where their primary motor coordination, independence and language are cultivated. Rather than a classroom, it is a nurturing environment where very young children experience their first structured contact with other children.

- Association Montessori Internationale

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