.ELEMENTARY

 

 

"It is almost possible to say that there is a mathematical relationship between the beauty of his surroundings and the activity of the child."

-Dr. Maria Montessori

 

 

 

With a good grasp of reading, writing and arithmetic, the child is now ready to explore diverse fields in greater depth such Earth Sciences, Biology, Physics and Chemistry, History, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Geometry, and Technology.  Spanish, Music and Art remain an important part of the curriculum.

 

Our Elementary Program provides a nurturing and stimulating environment which fosters a natural love of learning and helps the child develop a strong sense of self-worth.  A love of learning is vitally important to the child's lifelong intellectual development, while a healthy sense of self-worth enables the child to meet life's challenges.

We strive to provide an optimal environment for growth, combining individual instruction and group work, the opportunity for independent exploration and interaction with peers. The children are encouraged to pursue their interests and work at their own pace in a supportive, cooperative environment.

The younger children see the older ones as role models to emulate, making them eager to progress, while the older children have a chance to reinforce their knowledge and self esteem by demonstrating their skills.  Through being respected for the unique and valuable individuals that they are, the children, in turn, come to respect others.  They acquire the problem-solving skills necessary to interact in a positive way and become responsible, contributing members of society.

In summary, the primary goal of the Elementary Program is to empower children to become confident, competent students. The core curriculum provides instruction in all traditional subjects.  Critical thinking, problem solving, and research skills are emphasized.  The five-day program serves children in grades 1 through 6.