Elementary (Grades 1-6)
WMS's elementary curriculum blends best practices from current educational research with tried and true Montessori techniques.
The program continues to focus on the development of the whole child with an increased emphasis on academics. Mixed-age groupings - classes are separated into ages 6-9 (first through third grade) and 9-12 (fourth through sixth grade) - and the wide range in levels of materials available provide challenges for even the most academically able student and support a variety of learning styles.
Students may work independently, in pairs or in small groups, as the task requires. This individualized approach is designed to meet each student's academic needs while developing organization and concentration skills. Students are accountable for managing their time and learning to use their time and classroom resources wisely.
Learn how the Montessori Elementary years—ages 6 through 12—prepare children intellectually, emotionally and socially to navigate the next stage of their education.