During their years in Elementary I (grades 1, 2 and 3,) students were building solid academic foundations and developing personal independence and self motivation.
As Elementary II students, they are now prepared to tackle more complex issues and abstract concepts.
Their increasing competence and maturity makes them ready for new social and academic advancement opportunities. Students examine current events and delve more deeply into issues requiring conflict resolution skills, problem solving and effective communication skills. Elementary II students continue to benefit from a wealth of hands-on materials even as they move into their ability to understand abstraction. Since they move from the concrete to abstract at their own pace, some students are learning algebra while others are still mastering pre-algebraic concepts.
The Elementary II classroom environment provides a variety of resource and learning materials. Students reference books, web searches and a variety of Montessori materials and resources in their daily learning to master grammar, geography and other subjects. Curriculum areas for grades 4 to 6 include:
Peace education, conflict resolution, care of self and environment, cooking, sewing, trip planning, scheduling and organizational skills, classroom jobs.
Reading, creative and expository writing, grammar, spelling, research skills, handwriting, public speaking.
More advanced operations, fractions, decimals, percentage, squaring, cubing through pre-algebra; geometry including polygons, equivalencies, lines, area, volume.
Science (Zoology, botany, human biology, time line of life, earth science, ecology) Geography and World Cultures (includes map skills) History and Current Events.
All Elementary II students study Spanish using a variety of Spanish language Montessori Materials, conversation and written work. Classes are conducted entirely in Spanish. And just at in the Elementary II classroom, Spanish class discussion includes current event topics and more abstract concepts.
Museum visits, art appreciation, group projects and art history are integrated throughout the Elementary II curriculum.
Structured P. E. classes focus on fitness for life, rules and skills for a variety of team and individual sports and sportsmanship.
5 Full Days, 8:30 PM - 3:30 PM Please see Programs and Events for extended care information and after school clubs and activities.