Lower and Upper Elementary Classrooms
The Elementary program includes two classrooms: Lower Elementary serves children in first and second grade while Upper Elementary is for third and fourth grades. Two licensed teachers are assigned to each group. Students are taught using a combination of Montessori and other progressive, research-based methods which exceed state standards. Lessons are presented individually and in small groups. Positive social skills are supported and taught as students learn negotiation, problem-solving and cooperation.
Elementary Curriculum Areas
- Math: Montessori Math (Lower Elementary); Everyday Math from the University of Chicago Mathematics Project
- Language: Montessori Language (Lower Elementary); Novel Studies of recommended literature; 6 + 1 Traits of Writing
- Sensorial: Visual, auditory and tactile perceptions (Lower Elementary)
- Practical Life: Organization, independence and self-esteem
- Spanish: Beginning conversational
- Science: Standards-based studies of Life, Physical, and Earth sciences, research and application
- Art: Techniques, appreciation, history
- Social Sciences: World History, American History, Geography, Government and World Cultures
- Music: Reading music, vocal instruction, appreciation and history
- Computer: Technologies, computer science concepts and history, and keyboard skills (Upper Elementary); keyboard and mouse skills, educational web content and games (Lower Elementary)
The goal of the Elementary classrooms are individualized attention and support for students during this time when they have a tremendous interest in acquiring new knowledge, leading to a pattern of academic and personal success.
8:15 am until 3:00 pm with early care available at 7:30 am and late care available until 5:30 pm.