- Ages: 6 to 9 years
- Children-Teacher Ratio: 15:1
- Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:45am-3:00pm
Elementary children have questioning minds, abilities to abstract and imagine, moral and social orientation and unlimited energy for research and discovery. They are naturally curious and eager to expand their understanding in all fields of knowledge.
In a research style of learning, elementary children work in small groups on a variety of projects, which spark the imagination and engage the intellect. Lessons given by a trained Montessori Directress guide children toward activities which help them to develop reasoning, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
Children aged 6-11 years are driven to understand the universe and their place within it. Their capacity to assimilate aspects of cultures is boundless. Elementary studies include geography, biology, history, language, geometry and mathematics, science, music, and art. Exploration of each area is encouraged through exploratory trips outside the classroom to community resources such as libraries, the planetarium, botanical gardens, the Rochester Museum and Science Center, factories, hospitals, businesses, etc. This inclusive approach to education fosters a feeling of connectedness to all humanity and empathy for others. Students are encouraged to satiate their natural desire to make contributions to the world.