Primary Classroom (3 – 6 year olds)

Preschool – Kindergarten

The Primary classroom is designed to follow the child’s inclination to absorb knowledge and follow a path of self-discovery. There are four main areas in the pre-school program: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language and Mathematics. Creative Arts, Music, Science, Geography and Cultural Studies are also important parts of the curriculum.

Children in the Primary Classroom learn concepts through the use of concrete materials. North American Montessori Center provides a good definition of Moving from Concrete to Abstract.

Lower Elementary (6 – 9 year olds)

1st – 3rd Grade

The Lower Elementary classroom is designed so that children can receive lessons in small groups. The material and lessons support the Cosmic curriculum which shows the interconnectedness between topics including language, mathematics, history, the sciences, and the arts. For more information about the Cosmic curriculum, feel free to check out Cosmic Education: The Heart of the Montessori Elementary Classroom.

Upper Elementary (9 – 12 year olds)

4th – 6th Grade

The Upper Elementary curriculum continues the concepts learned in the Lower Elementary classroom. By this point, the children have moved from concrete to abstract thinking. Read more about the Montessori Planes of Development: Upper Elementary Characteristics in the Second Plane to understand what is happening in Montessori education at this level.

 Pollution Patrol

As part of our Upper Elementary service learning, the students have created a pollution prevention blog – initiated by Nolan and Chloe (or Chloe and Nolan!). We want to stop pollution. We want to bring awareness about the effects and dangers of pollution to the community starting from our very own classroom.

Visit our Pollution Patrol blog!