In the Elementary Program, children continue to develop their potential, learn more about their world and acquire new skills. Children also continue to learn in mixed-aged classrooms, as they did in primary. The emphasis is on experience and exploration: children in a Montessori classroom learn by doing.
The elementary classes are for ages 6-12, Monday through Friday from 8am to 2:50pm
Reading, Writing, Grammar & Speaking: Children begin dissecting sentence structures, conduct independent research, write in journals, make presentations in the classroom and more.
Mathematics: includes fractions, multiplication, and long division, powers of numbers, and systems of numeration. Children also study basic geometry.
Cultural Areas of Study include archaeology, astronomy, geology, paleontology, history, geography, physical science and life science.
History: Work begins with the concept of time and progresses through a study of fundamental needs of humans and the stages in the progress of civilization.
Science includes zoology and botany studies. Children are exposed to scientific classification of organisms and they compare different phyla of animals and plants. Studies also include physical science as it relates to the formation of the universe.
Geography: Students continue work with maps from Primary and study landforms, clouds, weather and the study of earth as home.