Elementary Program (Ages 6-12)

ElementaryChildren at this age are oriented toward intellectual discovery as they begin to investigate the ‘why’ and ‘how’. The children’s emergent reasoning mind is stimulated by Montessori‘s course of study. Their imagination drives their quest for knowledge. Children use hands-on experiences to apply their skills to a wide range of projects and activities. The integrated curriculum includes materials and activities in the following subjects:
  • Mathematics (arithmetic, algebra, and geometry)
  • Science (natural sciences, physical sciences, and environmental sciences)
  • Language arts (including phonics, spelling, grammar, sentence analysis, foreign language, creative and expository writing, and literature)
  • Social sciences (history, civics, economics, anthropology, sociology, and geography)
  • Cultural life (music, drama, and visual arts)
  • Physical education and health
Therefore, the elementary goals are to:
  1. Participate in group discussions or community meetings
  2. Use variety of phonetic skills/reading strategies to read unfamiliar words
  3. Read with increasing comprehension and fluency
  4. Develop and apply new vocabulary across the curriculum
  5. Work cooperatively in a small group
  6. Use Montessori materials to develop the concept of the four basic mathematical operations, including memorization of basic math facts and application to practical word problems
  7. Recognize and construct geometric figures
  8. Express him/herself logically
  9. Follow oral and written instructions
  10. Develop fine motor control to write legibly
  11. Engage in creative and factual writing activities
  12. Make connections with prior knowledge to understand new concepts
  13. Research topics of interest
  14. Understand geography and the physical science in order to create maps and write simple reports
  15. Begin understanding of the relationship among all living things
  16. Explore the arts to foster creativity and self-expression