We are pleased to announce the opening of our Upper Elementary classroom for
Fall 2008. This class continues the child's development along, and based upon,
the foundations of learning that have been established in the earlier classes.
Open ended research is the focus, with an emphasis on in-depth study. This allows
for a cohesive program that connects The Great Lessons and aids the child's
awareness of the expansive knowledge of History, Geography and the Sciences.
Concrete materials continue to aid in the development of Mathematical and
Scientific abstract thought and learning. Moral development and social
responsibility become a continuity linking the child to the newly developing
Citizen of the World in a gentle but constant progression that follows the
child's own inner development.
Going Out, out into nature, out into the
community, out to research, experience, and share with each other and the
world this newly emerging understanding of the interrelatedness of all life,
this is the heart of the Montessori Upper Elementary. Spanish becomes more
fluent and composition is becoming a reality. Music, art, yoga and culinary
experiences are integrated into the classroom on a continuing basis. The ages
of the students in this class are 9 - 12 years, rounding out Maria Montessori's
second plane of development.