Lower Elementary students (ages 6-9) are empowered to become confident, competent students. Our classroom is a unique environment in which instruction begins with concrete realities, adding one difficulty at a time, moving sequentially into abstract theory.
Our Upper Elementary program is structured for children ages 9-12, covering the traditional grades of 4-6. While we do emphasize the use of Montessori materials in lieu of textbooks whenever possible, it is at this stage that children are first introduced to textbooks. Once our students have a firm understanding of a concept -- in any academic area -- textbook work is introduced as an additional aid.