Lower Elementary Classrooms (Grades 1-3)
“Each successive level of education must necessarily conform to the successive personalities and experiences of each child “
Parents who choose Montessori for their Preschoolers and Kindergartners want them to complete the full cycle of early learning at the Elementary grade levels as well. To achieve this, the Montessori Academy has a complete Elementary program-first grade through fifth grade. The Elementary program builds upon itself to change with the transforming developmental needs of the child. This level offers a continuum, built on their preschool experiences.
Our elementary teachers are trained to integrate all subjects, not as isolated disciplines but as part of a complete intellectual education. As in the PreK and Kindergarten classrooms, the Montessori materials are a means to an end. The Elementary program consists of connective lessons integrating Math, Sciences, Geography, History and Language Arts, and STEM subjects.
The students learn within a philosophical system by asking questions, doing open-ended research, completing in-depth studies, using timelines and other visual aids providing a linguistic and visual overview of each subject area. Studies are integrated not only in terms of subject matter but in terms of moral learning as well, resulting in appreciation and respect for all life, social and emotional growth, moral empathy and respect for contributions of each individual as well as developing positive peer relationships.