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Lower Elementary 

Grades 1-3

Our Lower Elementary classroom is a warm, multi-age, stimulating environment with highly trained teachers and materials that invite exploration and research. Children learn to face challenges with confidence and begin to find their own place in the world around them.


The carefully-developed elementary curriculum guides the child through identifying, classifying, and researching all of the fascinating concepts in each chosen field of study. The areas of practical life, language, math, geometry, botany, zoology, geography, and history are all represented in the classroom, with materials that lead the child to abstraction of the fundamental concepts in each area.


It is now the job of the elementary teacher to provide the child with the materials and information to discover the interconnectedness of the universe.

"There is a great sense of community within the Montessori classroom, where children of differing ages work together in an atmosphere of cooperation rather than competitiveness. There is respect for the environment and for the individuals within it, which comes through experience of freedom within the community."

- Dr. Maria Montessori


Sample Daily Schedule (enrichments vary by day)

8:00 - 8:15: Arrival

8:15 - 8:30: Class Meeting/Planning time

8:30 - 11:30: Uninterrupted work period

11:30 - 12:30: Lunch/Recess

12:30 - 3:00: Group Lessons and Independent Work

3:00 - 3:30: Restore Environment and Class Meeting


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