The Montessori philosophy in elementary education emphasizes independent schoolwork to instill self-reliance and responsible freedom in the child. Classes are conducted in mixed-age groupings of six- to nine-year olds, and nine- to 12-year olds, although lessons are presented in small groups and cover a broad scope.
Elementary-age children tend to ask HOW and WHY. At Montessori, we use constructive imagination to enrich real-life experiences. Both academic and non-academic activities encourage the child to explore the environment outside of the classroom, a method that is central to a Montessori elementary education.