Children in the elementary program enter an enriched world of learning. Social interaction is in full swing for this age group. The classroom is a community where children learn skills of cooperation and negotiation as they work together. They learn to work independently and structure their time by developing weekly learning goals.
Children at this age develop and seek to understand their social selves, relationships with others and the environment. They are better able to reason, to ask and search for answers to questions. The Montessori curriculum and classroom materials give children the tools and methods to explore and discover the world. The environment is designed to maximize independent learning and exploration.
The elementary programs include:
- 6-9 year olds (1st, 2nd, 3rd grade)
- 9-12 year olds (4th, 5th, 6th grade)