In the Elementary Program at The Primary Montessori Day School, children ages 6 to 9 use the skills they’ve learned during the Primary years to begin exploring the world around them in a meaningful way. Students begin to develop a love for learning along with proficiency in the areas of reasoning, socialization and imagination.
Elementary-aged children interact with the unique Montessori curriculum and educational materials to continue their journey toward abstract thinking. By beginning to organize previously learned information, students prepare for advanced studies in adolescence.
An Integrated Curriculum
The Primary Montessori Elementary Program strives to nurture children’s critical thinking abilities and vision of the world and universe around them. Our integrated curriculum spans a vast array of subjects, including ecology, chemistry, anatomy, art, music, physical education, reading, grammar, drama, history, mathematics, language, literature, geography and others.
With more than a century of success, the Montessori program gives children the skills to move beyond memorization and recitation of facts into critical thinking. Students feel empowered and engaged by the process of learning as they work both on their own and with peers under the guidance of their teacher.
Freedom to Learn
The Montessori Elementary Program does not incorporate tests and grades as in traditional schools. In one-on-one weekly meetings with teachers, children evaluate their own performance and create goals for the next week. By setting and achieving self-directed goals, children learn how to work to their full potential.
Students have freedom to direct their own learning in the classroom, and they also understand the expectations of responsibility. Through the Montessori Elementary Program, students build self-esteem and establish the sense of discipline that will serve them well as they continue their educational paths.
As students in the Elementary Program continue to excel in their core subjects such as math and English, they also expand their educational pursuits to a diverse group of subjects that begin to explain the world in an integrated manner.