Parents who choose Montessori for their Preschoolers and Kindergartners, 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 changes and builds upon itself with the transforming developmental needs of the child. It 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 each individual and developing positive peer relationships.
Below is a very brief outline of the Lower Elementary curriculum; this is just a generalized visual for parents not an exact sequence or range.