Elementary Programs (KG to 5th grade)

The Elementary Program focuses primarily on academics in the form of projects, experiments, group lessons, along with supplementary Montessori work. This program prepares children for gifted and talented programs in public school, provides an annual portfolio and grade system transferrable to any school district, and encourages a passion for learning.
Learning objectives include:

Gross motor activity, important to balance growth and development, encouraged through outdoor physical development blocks in daily schedule, and physical games strengthening agility, coordination, and muscle control.
Confidence and communication skills sharpened through regular, academic presentations to the entire class. Children are encouraged to take ownership of learning by further exploration of the areas of study they are most interested in, while rising to a standard.
Multi-faceted program involving interactive subject matter, engaging children in learning. Our school utilizes a combination curriculum to better prepare children for public school and establish self-direction. Over the course of the elementary program, children will gather all aspects of learning and categorize them into every day application tools.
Integration of arts evokes a child’s inborn imagination and challenges abstract thinking. Artistic understanding and expression learned through art history lessons in addition to free drawing and guided construction.
Mathematics curriculum reinforced through concrete Montessori materials, meaning, repetitious unit worksheets, and conceptual teachings which ingrain arithmetic, geometric, and algebraic correlations.
Beyond single-direction instruction, children will enrich their understanding of culture by conducting research themselves. Rather than “filling in the blanks” of a simple worksheet, fullness of learning.
Scientific studies go beyond the classroom, as well as being integrated with other subject matters, by going into the world and making discoveries independently. Children will be presented with a hypothesis or rules found in nature, and test the theories given to them for experiential learning.
Geography, most often combined with cultural studies, brings different worlds to the children as they follow in-depth studies of land formations, temperate, and indigenous animal life.
Hands-on nature learning center observation and exploration project incorporated in curriculum year round. Children will study physical parts of the plant and track its growth. Through this study, children will also track weather patterns and study concepts such as photosynthesis.
Practical life is emphasized in all age groups, into elementary, as important skills to be cultivated. Children learn daily life skills, diving tasks into logical sequences, and responsibility.