Elementary

The main objective for the Montessori Elementary Program is to provide for all the children a carefully planned and stimulating environment in which they can develop the basic skills, habits, attitudes and ideas which are essential for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning.

Montessori children are unusually adaptable. They have learned to work independently and in groups. Since they have been encouraged to make decisions from an early age, these children are problem solvers who can make appropriate choices and manage their time well. They have been encouraged to exchange ideas and discuss their work freely with others. Their good communication skills ease their way in new settings.

Research has shown that the best predictor of future success is a positive sense of self esteem. Montessori programs, based on self-directed, non-competitive activities, help children develop strong self-images and the confidence to face challenges and change with optimism.

How Montessori education promotes growth
  • Greater independence
  • Problem solving skills
  • Enjoyment of learning
  • Mature sense of justice and fairness
  • Respect for oneself, others, and the planet
  • Understanding the patterns of the universe
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Greater responsible group membership
The Montessori learning environment includes:
  • Diverse set of Montessori materials, activities and experiences
  • Schedules that allow large blocks of uninterrupted learning time
  • Classroom atmosphere that encourages social interactions
  • Space for personal, small group and whole class learning activities
  • Integrated curriculum
  • Identifiable group rules
  • Aesthetically pleasing environment
  • Outdoor space accommodates rigorous physical activity
Specific Goals
  • To develop a positive attitude toward school and learning
  • To develop a sense of high self esteem
  • To build a habit of concentration for lifelong study skills
  • To develop and support a lasting curiosity
  • To develop the habits of initiative and persistence
  • To foster inner discipline and sense of order
Principle reasoning for Choosing Montessori Elementary
  1. Curriculum
    • Individual and small group instruction
    • Individual instruction that is geared to each child's own learning style
    • Child learns at own rate and pace
    • Instruction that is designed for child's learning and success
    • Hands-on materials that have a link to previous learning in Montessori Early Childhood Environment
    • Independent learning

  2. Emotional
    • Awareness of own feelings and those of others
    • Awareness of one's effect on others
    • Positive self-esteem
    • An appreciation that all people have the same basic needs and for the various ways they satisfy those needs

  3. Physical
    • Freedom of movement
    • Fine motor development for writing and use of material

  4. Discipline
    • Class meetings
    • Students set the rules for the class; respect for others as the key
    • Positive reinforcement
    • Logical consequences

Curriculum

Language is integrated into all areas of the classroom. Reading and comprehension skills are built through the use of SRA reading kits. Each student's placement is based on their current reading level. The student then progresses at their own rate. Phonetic spelling, grammar, word studies, and writing mechanics are taught using rules and reinforced with the child's own writing. Mathematics concepts are presented to the child with the use of concrete materials and representations of abstract concepts.

"Our aim is not only to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core."
Maria Montessori


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