“All work is noble.  The only ignoble thing is to live without working.  It is essential to understand the value of work in all its forms, be they manual or intellectual.” 

- Maria Montessori From Childhood to Adolescence

The Montessori Elementary classroom is a unique learning environment prepared with resources and materials designed to inspire a passion for the work of learning and to enable self-directed activity.   Lessons are presented in small groups using the Montessori materials and techniques suited to children passing through this plane of development.  These lessons prepare the students with the basic skills and understanding necessary to empower independent investigations into the more advanced and nuanced details of a topic.   Students learn to choose their own course of study, to document their daily work in a formal journal, to work with integrity, to value the contributions of others and to contribute creatively and courageously to the vitality of our community.  

To this end, we encourage our students to see the whole world as their classroom, to seek out experiences and resources beyond the boundaries of our campus, to cultivate conviction and passion for examining the complexities of real world issues and conditions.

We currently have three Lower elementary [1st - 3rd grade] and two Upper Elementary classrooms [4th – 6th grade]

Extended Classroom

“If the idea of the universe be presented to the child in the right way, it will do more for him than just arouse his interest, for it will create in him admiration and wonder, a feeling loftier than any interest and more satisfying”

- Maria Montessori

As a member of the Montessori School of Fremont elementary community, each student will have opportunities to participate in unique and extraordinary out-of-the-classroom learning trips. These include fieldtrips to experience art, music, and other cultural events, as well as daytrips and overnight trips to historical places, natural wonders, and science research facilities.

Each year, the upper elementary class students help organize, raise funds for, and participate in one extended overnight trip. In recent years students have traveled to Washington DC and Virginia to study American history and culture in the place it was born; to the Crow Canyon Archaeological Field School in Colorado to learn about ancient civilizations and what it means to use the archeological and geological record in reconstructing the past; to the Children’s Eternal Rainforest in Costa Rica to experience the interdependence of living systems and participate in hands-on-research in ecology and environmental science.

Learning is not restricted to the lessons and academic work our students do, we have many events planned throughout the school year, orchestrated by the children that help them master valuable life skills.