Lower & Upper Elementary
Grades 1 - 3 & Grades 4 - 6
The transition from concrete to abstract experience is the core of our Elementary Montessori program. For example, a student will move from working primarily with actual items in math in Early Childhood to representing their thinking with written numbers in Lower Elementary. Student this age are intellectually ready to apply more and more sophisticated abstract thinking such as the use of symbols of letter and numbers. This allows them to think, learn and express their learning at high and higher levels.
Our Montessori Elementary programs are constructed as 3-year cycles and consist of seven major integrated subject areas. Our curriculum reflects the elementary child's readiness and enthusiasm for learning, physical strength and endurance, developing moral code, and desire to explore, create, and use his or her imagination.
Facts, Operations, Place Value, Story Problems, Numeration, Measurement, & Problem Solving
Word Study, Grammar, Reading and Comprehension, Spelling, and Writing
Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, and the Montessori Great Lessons
Geography & History
Based around an in-depth continent study, exploring culture, language, and history.
Cooking, Gardening, Community Jobs, Animal Feeding and Care
A variety of art techniques are explored, with projects centering around our continent study
Music & Drama
We put on two performances a year - a winter holiday concert and a spring musical/drama.
Physical Skills, Movement, Games, and Sportsmanship
The Elementary programs also incorporates the Montessori philosophy of open work time. At this level, eliminating as many transitions as possible frees up time for students to be more fully engaged with their learning and work. The schedule incorporates more small group and whole group lessons which are organized by the level of development of the student. Subjects are more integrated with students demonstrating their learning in several areas through their work on major projects.
Typical Elementary Daily Schedule
In addition to daily work time, classes also:
Tuition and Fees
Annual tuition is billed in ten equal monthly payments. The enrollment fee and deposit are due upon acceptance. The book and materials fee is due with first month's tuition in June prior to the start of the school year. The remaining nine payments are billed monthly, starting in September. The deposit is refundable at the end of the school year or is rolled over into the next school year. If the student leaves before the completion of the school year, the deposit is forfeited and all incurred charges will still be due. Please consult your contract and contact the business office if you have any questions.
Elementary 2012-2013 Tuition Rates & Fees