Our Programs - Lower Elementary
Our Lower Elementary program includes Kindergarten to 2nd graders. In this classroom, students continue to have free rein to explore based on the 3-hour uninterrupted work cycle. The curriculum becomes broader and the accountability stakes are raised. Children in Lower Elementary independently design and follow a work plan each day, documenting their own progress with their teacher's support. Children now begin to manage their time, checking off weekly practice work, exploring different paths through the curriculum, and creating impressive projects of their own.
Every year the Lower Elementary children are told The 5 Great Lessons - Maria Montessori's 'Cosmic Education'. The lessons underpin the curriculum and lay the pathway for the children to learn about the concept of evolution, creative thinking, exploration, experimentation, science, understanding their place in the world and the circle of life along with much more.