Lower Elementary Montessori

slide4Lower Elementary Montessori

1st-3rd Grade

Students in grades one to three were described by Dr. Maria Montessori as being in the elementary stage referred to as the “Intellectual Period.” The child enters this period focusing on mental explorations. Given an open and rich environment, there are no limits to what the child may learn and explore. Seen as a critical time for expansive education, the Lower Elementary student follows guided lessons and exploration of culture, science, mathematics, language, and social rules. The Montessori students continue to work with concrete materials to explore academic areas, then transition into utilization of abstract methods.

Montessori Curriculum: 1st-3rd grade

At Country Day School, we believe that children learn best through their interactions with and within the purposefully prepared Montessori environment. By exploring, experimenting, touching, building, and doing, students progress through the developmentally responsive curriculum of math, language, cultural studies, science, art, and geography. Ceiling-less and individualized approaches allow for limitless opportunities of learning. Process-based learning encourages students to ask questions and seek answers. Expand and explore the sections below for more details.

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