Our Elementary community is divided into two multi-aged group levels: Lower (first, second & third) and Upper (fourth, fifth & sixth).
The academic program at this level is strong in skill development and broad in character. We believe that basic proficiencies and critical thinking skills are essential. We emphasize the values of independence, cooperation, and self-discipline. Education is more than learning factual information; it is the ability to concentrate, to read and write fluently, to research confidently, to complete projects, and to work productively, both individually and in a group. This format for learning is one that builds knowledge, working with concrete materials which lead to the abstract and critical thinking skills.
The Montessori approach along with additional approaches and materials from larger non-Montessori educational community meets individual needs. This combination provides opportunities for enrichment beyond the basic curriculum. Individualized pacing and flexibility in the classroom program meets varied styles of learning.