"The absorbent mind”

During these years the student develops self regulated behavior, concentration, independence, confidence and an interest in learning about his/her world.

  • Prepared environment with beautiful and child appropriate materials for math, language, sensorial and practical life areas.
  • Extensive work in Practical Life and Lessons in Grace and Courtesy that develop coordination and independence.
  • Daily enrichment activities in art, creative movement, Spanish and yoga.



“The reasoning mind”

Thirst for knowledge, power of imagination, morality and what society (the child’s own group) considers to be right and wrong, collaborative projects.

  • Integrated curriculum beginning with the Five Great Lessons. The Great Lessons capture the imagination and connect the disciplines
  • Student led research projects
  • Authentic advanced Montessori materials in all areas of the curriculum
  • Field trips that enrich current studies and promote community involvement
  • Outdoor gardening experiences led by Wellness Coordinator



Abstract thinking

Students in this stage move from concrete representation to abstract thinking. They bring order to various disconnected facts and are able to think hypothetically.

  • Montessori materials and technology that support more abstract thinking
  • Independent and collaborative research projects that expand on core academic skills
  • Group initiatives and community outings
  • Service learning projects that support local charities
  • Integrated curriculum where students develop time management skills



Abstract reasoning

During these years of development, adolescents experience significant cognitive, physical, emotional, social, and moral growth. The three most significant areas of intellectual development at this time are: metacognition (the ability to think about one’s thinking), hypothetical reasoning (the ability to consider the “what ifs?”), abstract reasoning (the ability to grapple with enormous complex concepts such as democracy, revolution, and integrity.

After School

Enrichment programs

Students have access to a dynamic after-school enrichment program that exposes them to additional lessons in music, dance, martial arts, theater, gymnastics, Spanish, STEM, art and other activities as an extension of their everyday curriculum.

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