Curriculum: Upper Elementary
Montessori for students 9 through 12 years old, fourth through sixth grades
In this three-year program, Upper Elementary students learn in a multi-age setting. The Montessori curriculum at the Upper Elementary level is designed to support students in their academic growth toward abstract learning. Students learn through collaboration, individual work, small group work and whole class projects.
Areas of learning include reading, mathematics, language, science, foreign language, cultural studies, music, art, physical education, technology and library skills. Annual projects include a science fair, book withing, drama productions, and interactive learning experiences.
in different media is offered and available on a daily basis.
- Art activities
are also integrated in the curriculum as a part of cultural studies.
is Spanish vocabulary building, simple conversations skills and beginning
reading lessons are offered twice weekly.
- Supporting materials are
available to students on a daily basis.
science lessons are offered in the library once a week. During this time
students may check out books.
- Instruction builds on Lower Elementary skills. Styles and periods of music are introduced, and students enjoy ensemble experience with recorder and Orff instruments.
- Organized physical education classes are conducted on a weekly basis.
are available in class for all students. Research, word processing, spread
sheet and presentation applications are emphasized.