Lower Elementary (6-9) Program
Maria Montessori called the 6-9 years the "second plane of development," which is characterized by a heightened sense of imagination. Children begin to look beyond their own day-to-day experiences to imagine other places and times. The child’s sense of curiosity grows as he or she begins asking “why?” and “how?” rather than “what is that?”
Lower Elementary students are inspired by their older classmates’ more challenging work. The Montessori hands-on materials allow Lower Elementary students to tackle a wide range of tasks, including learning to read, studying spelling patterns and word derivations, exploring advanced math concepts, and discerning number and spatial relationships.
They also learn to use a daily/weekly work plan, which outlines assignments, academic goals and work choices.