Ages 6-9 Years
The Montessori lower elementary curriculum covers the first three years of elementary school. It offers the elementary child freedom of movement and freedom of choice, within a carefully prepared, beautiful environment, full of hands-on, engaging and interesting materials. The students choose activities that appeal to their interests and match their abilities, guided by a Montessori certified teacher.
The curriculum offers an individualized educational plan for each child, all within a supportive community. There are also many group activities, so students learn how to work cooperatively and problem solve with others. The curriculum and environment encourages cooperation, not competition. The schedule and curriculum encourage students to delve deeply into the different subjects. There are prolonged and unbroken work times to aid in the development of concentration. The different strands of the curriculum are woven together to form a cohesive whole.
The Montessori Difference
How Do We Compare to Conventional Schools?
We use the North American Montessori Center's curriculum materials in our school.
Lower elementary curriculum. (2019). Available from https://www.montessoritraining.net
Montessori at a glance. (2016). Retrieved from https://www.northendmontessori.com/montessori-at-a-glance/