In our Lower Elementary program, children transition into and explore what Maria Montessori referred to as the second plane of development. In the Lower Elementary classroom, by following Montessori principles, we are able to meet the developmental needs of children as they enter and explore this developmental plane.
Social and Emotional
In this classroom, we maintain a focus on social and emotional development. We encourage sharing, compassion, generosity and helpfulness through a number of lessons. At this stage children are also gain a deeper sense of community and strive to be contributing members of their community.
Students also continue to gain independence as they are given more opportunities to plan, monitor, and assess their own work.
When children move from the Early Childhood program into Lower Elementary, they are beginning to focus less on facts and more on “why” and “how.” Through our materials, curriculum, and classroom configuration, we aid this transition from concrete information to a stage of reason, relationship, and they begin to contemplate the abstract.
Our individually paced academic programs allow students to explore their interests and excel. In addition, with all students on different levels, children are able to work through challenging areas at their own pace with guidance from teachers.