The Elementary program is comprised of Lower Elementary classrooms (1st -3rd grade) and Upper Elementary classroom (4th – 6th grade)–each led by an AMI trained Elementary teacher. In addition to the Montessori Elementary curriculum, the program features outside classroom space, a language component, and a diverse environment celebrating the richness of our multicultural community.
The curriculum inspires students to become independent learners who appreciate and understand their world. Integrated studies provide students with unique and age-appropriate materials that help them to become accountable for their use of time, for accuracy in their work and to evaluate their strengths and areas of growth.
Our students have individualized work plans to allow them to use time effectively and to make appropriate choices. Students continue to work with concrete materials while building on this foundation to develop a more abstract understanding of various concepts in both Language and Math. Other relevant Language and Math work supplement this curriculum. Additional areas of study include Science, Social Studies, Geography, Spanish, Technology, Music, Art, Physical Education and Research. Students learn different methods of research in order to complete reports and presentations on a variety of topics. Planned field trips and visitors to our classroom support related areas of study.