Upper Elementary


Lower Elementary (Ages 6 to 9) and Upper Elementary (Ages 9 to 12) are companion environments defined by non-interference in the learning process; they are a continuum designed to accommodate the full range of possibility and potential and wonder of each child throughout this expansive plane of development (the age of fairness and justice and exploration) as well as a freedom of movement during the work cycle; it is a “cosmic age” of looking outward to the universe, backward to the dawn of time, and inward to one’s own role and sense of purpose; therefore, the classrooms provide students prepared and inspiring access to the necessary tools, materials, adults, technology, the outdoors, and one another so as to meet their imagination and thirsts head-on. These too are hands-on spaces that thrive on attention to order and care; most importantly, they are where students come to construct their own learning and, in turn, themselves.

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Upper elementary studies are displayed in museum style where students exhibit and present their projects.   upper-el-boys-museum-canon-project


 

 

Curriculum

 

“I love that Montessori education builds on children’s natural curiosity, feeding it with interesting lessons, then allowing the child to run with it. As the children learn to take responsibility for themselves in the classroom, they really become co-collaborators in their learning. ”
— Jennifer Hed
The Toddler Program
Ages 18–36 months
Children’s House
Ages 3–6
Lower Elementary
Ages 6–9
Upper Elementary
Ages 9–12
Middle School
Ages 12 –14