Elementary Program

The function of education is to teach one to think intrinsically and critically. Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education.

– Martin Luther King


Elementary Class – Ages 6 – 12 years


The Lower Elementary class is for the child age six to nine.  The Upper Elementary class is for children ages nine to twelve.

In an exciting discovery style of learning, elementary children work in small groups on a variety of projects which spark the imagination and engage the intellect. The Lower and Upper Elementary classrooms are fully equipped with Elementary Montessori materials which provide a stimulating environment for exploration into various areas of learning including biology, history, language, mathematics in all its branches, science, music and art.  Each beautiful 2,000 square foot classroom also has a full kitchen for cooking and science experiments as well as a library for research and learning.

At this age children begin to take responsibility for organizing and managing their own time.  Formal lessons generate follow up assignments which must be completed on schedule.  Work diaries and other techniques are introduced to teach effective time management.  These experiences become the foundation for self motivated and disciplined study.  In the classroom, children are encouraged to work together and as they collaborate on projects, they learn to identify and share their particular strengths and skills.  A well defined social system provides activities that build group cohesion and teach conflict resolution.  This in turn encourages the children to cooperate and empowers them.

The teacher serves as the primary role model in the classroom.  She guides the student’s learning by offering information, giving feedback, suggesting choices for further exploration, directing the student to resource material and encouraging independent learning skills.

This is an intellectually stimulating program for even the most able students.  The program and teachers accommodate varying learning styles and paces, while working to insure mastery of the concepts by each student.