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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