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Academics


Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.

Maria Montessori

Areas of the Classroom

Elementary students need a safe and loving environment where they can question the world around them while exploring the fundamentals of academics and social behaviors to help them be successful. The Montessori Elementary curriculum contains the following areas of learning:

Practical Life

In the elementary classroom, Practical Life lessons focus on skills that help children connect with their interests in the outside world, organize their time, and participate in their community. Lessons that teach responsibility are the foundation. Use of tools, such as work plans, to support organization and time management skills are incorporated into the daily routine.

Math

Concepts in math continue to be reinforced and expanded upon using hands-on materials. Elementary children can explore and discover number concepts, mathematical operations, and more complex functions that lead to advanced mathematical knowledge and understanding.

Language

Our challenging curriculum includes a phonics-based reading program that results in quick comprehension in younger students. Older children are encouraged to read, analyze, think critically, and compare and contrast literature. Students also practice mastery of grammar, spelling, and writing mechanics studies. Creative work is composed of careful penmanship and journaling. A child's ideas and discoveries can be presented through formal and informal presentations.

Science

Our science curriculum integrates zoology, botany, astronomy and geology, physical and life sciences, and anthropology. Through these lessons, children explore the interconnectedness of all living things. We also strive to teach respect and stewardship of God's creation.

History and Geography

History is introduced using "Great Lessons," which explore the origins of the universe, our planet, and the continuous development of human advancement. Beginning with a study of civilization, students explore the contributions of history and what it means to be a responsible citizen. World geography, map skills, and biome studies are included.

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