Our Elementary language immersion programs in Spanish and French offer
students the ability to continue building on their strong language
skills begun in our Preschool & Kindergarten Montessori Children
Hours: Classes run from 8:10 am to 3:00 pm daily. Early drop off
at 7:45 am will be available as well as extended day until 5:30 pm.
The Elementary environment reflects a new stage of development and offers the following:
Integration of the arts, sciences, geography, history, and language
that evokes the native imagination and abstraction of the elementary
Presentation of the formal scientific language of zoology, botany,
anthropology, geography, geology, etc., exposing the child to accurate,
organized information and respecting the child’s intelligence and
The use of time lines, pictures, charts, and other visual aids to
provide a linguistic and visual overview of the first principles of each
discipline. * Presentation of knowledge as part of a large-scale
narrative that unfolds the origins of the earth, life, human
communities, and modern history, always in the context of the wholeness
A mathematics curriculum presented with concrete materials that
simultaneously reveal arithmetic, geometric, and algebraic correlations.
Emphasis on open-ended research and in-depth study using primary and
secondary sources (no textbooks or worksheets) as well as other
Montessori-trained adults who are “enlightened generalists”
(teachers who are able to integrate the teaching of all subjects, not as
isolated disciplines, but as part of a whole intellectual tradition).
“Going out” to make use of community resources beyond the four walls of the classroom.
in the preschool, the Montessori materials are a means to an end. They
are intended to evoke the imagination, to aid abstraction, to generate a
world view about the human task and purpose. The child works within a
philosophical system asking questions about the origins of the universe,
the nature of life, people and their differences, and so on. On a
factual basis, interdisciplinary studies combine geological, biological,
and anthropological science in the study of natural history and world
The program is made up of connective narratives that provide an
inspiring overview as the organizing, integrating “Great Lessons.” Great
Lessons span the history of the universe from the big bang theory of
the origin of the solar system, earth, and life forms to the emergence
of human cultures and the rise of civilization. Aided by impressionistic
charts and timelines, the child’s study of detail in reference to the
Great Lessons leads to awe and respect for the totality of knowledge.
Studies are integrated not only in terms of subject matter but in terms
of moral learning as well, resulting in appreciation and respect for
life, moral empathy, and a fundamental belief in progress, the
contribution of the individual, the universality of the human condition,
and the meaning of true justice.