Elementary

Elementary children can be characterized by their reasoning minds, their ability to abstract and imagine, and their passion for research and exploration. This is an age when creativity, learning, cooperation, imagination, and responsibility all grow and thrive. The Elementary Program is designed to encourage children to wonder, work and explore.

In a research style of learning, elementary children work in small groups on a variety of projects, building skills they will one day need as productive members of society. Elementary studies include geography, biology, history, language, mathematics, music and art. Exploration of each area is encouraged through trips outside the classroom to local museums, libraries and theaters, enhancing the children’s understanding about the community in which they live.

This inclusive approach to education fosters a feeling of connectedness to all humanity, and encourages the children’s natural desire to make contributions to the world. The ultimate goal of the Elementary Program is to develop the students’ abilities and self confidence so that they are able to take charge of their own learning. Students who have gained an appreciation for the enormous scale and resources of the world through the Elementary curriculum are ready to explore their place within that world through our Upper School Program.

 

1st - 6th grade
8:30-3:00, M-F

Let us give the elementary child a vision of the whole universe.
— Maria Montessori