The goal of a Montessori school is to aid in the child’s social and intellectual development, while recognizing the potential of each individual. The experiential-based curriculum is delivered in a dynamic environment. Students learn self-regulation through freedom of choice and movement. The curriculum offers a picture of the universe, the earth, and its life forms and human history. All areas of history are interwoven on a continuous basis and are taught in a progressive, ever-expanding way, repeating in greater depth as the child’s experience deepens.
The classroom environment is designed with the elementary child’s developmental tendencies and characteristics in mind. The Lower Elementary consists of 6 to 9 year olds, and the Upper Elementary serves students 9 to 12 years old. Students are allowed the freedom of expression and movement within and outside the classroom as their inner discipline develops. They are encouraged to direct their own learning and to explore their own interests beyond the key lessons given in each of the academic areas. The community outside the doors of the classroom is also available to the children through academic Going Out excursions. A Going Out is planned by students to follow up or further their research.