The Montessori elementary curriculum expands and builds on the primary experience.
Specific characteristics developed to meet the developmental needs of the 6- to 12-year-old include:
The elementary curriculum at the NESM Montessori School offers a rich range of subjects, including:
The children have Cooperative games and recess for an 3/4 hour after lunch each day. There is no recess during the morning.
This system allows three hours of uninterrupted work time which helps to develop concentration, as the children are able to remain at their chosen work activities for extended periods of time.
The classroom offers a warm environment for children to learn and develop. They are respected as active participating members and are encouraged to share in the responsibilities of its care.
Class meetings allow expression of thoughts, ideas, feelings, and discussions involving current events. Montessori graduates feel they can make a difference in the world. The Montessori-based curriculum has unusual substance and depth: it is enriching and challenging. All elementary students are involved in community service projects. Our school community encompasses many families where different cultures are celebrated.
Scholarship program available to Primary (3 - 6) and Elementary (6 - 12) aged children. All information is provided to FAST and kept confidential to Independent School Management FAST advisors. Opens Jan. 1st for the following Fall school year. Closes April 30th.
"The child is truly a miraculous being, and this should be felt deeply by the educator."
Dr. Maria Montessori
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