Lower Elementary: 6 years to 9 years
First through third years/grades
Upper Elementary: 9 years to 12 years
Fourth through sixth years/grades
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 3:15 pm
Montessori education does not end with the preschool experience. It continues into the elementary years and is built on the Montessori primary experience. Children between six and twelve are forever asking how and why. The child's own questions form the basis for exploration and research, which is relevant to each child's personal quest. Students engage in open-ended research and in-depth s tudy using primary and secondary sources, charts, and timelines rather than textbooks. Montessori education capitalizes on the elementary child's insatiable desire to understand the universe and her place in it.
Elementary studies include geography, biology, history, language, mathematics, science, music, Spanish, physical education and art. The subject areas are integrated into interdisciplinary fields. One of the goals of the elementary program is to foster the child's feeling of connectedness to all humanity, and encourage her natural desire to make contributions to the world.
Our Elementary program incorporates many student planned unique experiences not found in tradition education:
Student led Book Clubs
Junior Great Books
December Poetry Festival
Student planned "Going outs"
Colonial Camping Experience
Public Poetry Reading
- Planning, shopping & cooking class lunches
- Overnights and Day Trips to Echo Hill
- Yearly publication of a an original book of poetry which includes writing the poetry, layout & design of the book
- Licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education
- Accredited by the Association Montessori Internationale