At the Heart of the Montessori Method

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  • Lower Elementary 6-9 Years

  • Upper Elementary 9-12 Years

Intellectual Development and Social Awareness

At the heart of the Montessori Method lies the extraordinary benefit of mixed-age classrooms that offer children the opportunity to be the youngest, middle, and oldest among peers as they move through the three-year cycle. Children learn to receive help and offer help as a natural part of life in the classroom community.
These young learners bring with them insatiable curiosity and a mind that absorbs every detail of the world around them. The Montessori classroom environment is uniquely designed and meticulously prepared so that children may explore, inquire, and experience the intrinsic joy of learning. Students in each classroom are fully supported by a trained Montessori Guide and Assistant, both of whom are always present to students.

In every Early Childhood and Primary classroom, natural light is plentiful, and each room is connected to an extension garden where children are invited to learn about the natural world. In the classroom, tables, chairs, pitchers, mops and even toilets are appropriately sized, allowing children to become active participants in the care of their own environment. Montessori refers to this as Practical Life. As children become more confident in Practical Life skills, their desire for independence grows. The theme for students at this age is, “Help me do it myself.” 

6-9 Years Old

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  • Lower Elementary

    Students arriving in Lower Elementary begin discovering new concepts and skills while deepening their existing interests and exploring new ones.
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9-12 Years Old

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  • Upper Elementary

    In the Upper Elementary classroom, students in grades (or levels) 4, 5, and 6, continue expanding their mastery of academic subjects while also honing soft skills such as leadership, time management, and self-assessment.
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