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"Children acquire knowledge through experience in the environment."

~ Maria Montessori

15 months - 3 years

Our youngest community members enjoy a nurturing environment enriched with activities designed to stimulate your child's sense of independence and introduces the building blocks of intellectual development, all within a home-like setting.

Lower Elementary

1st grade - 3rd grade

​Maria Montessori spoke of the elementary years (ages 6-12) as the age of imagination and morality. Children of this lower elementary age (ages 6-9) are starting to realize that the world is an enormous, interesting place. They were given the gift of physical independence in the primary environment (ages 3-6) and are now looking for the intellectual independence of the elementary years. These students are curious and excited to learn everything they can during this period of time. These children want to study continents, cultures, scientific concepts, great literature, and mathematical concepts. Montessori wanted the world to become their classroom.
The four core subjects (language arts, math, science, and social studies) are presented in full detail to the students within. The desire of the Montessori adult working with this age group is for the concrete materials to lead the child to abstraction as they move into the upper elementary.

UE Curriculum Documents

3 years - 6 years

In the Primary community, hands-on experiences are part of an environment enriched with activities dedicated to joyful learning and the growth of the whole child. An individualized curriculum allows each child to learn at his or her own pace. Your child can build a solid foundation of physical independence in a loving and supportive community built on respect for all.

LE Curriculum Documents
Upper Elementary

4th grade - 6th grade

Maria Montessori coined the elementary years as the age of imagination and morality. While each Montessori environment reflects changing developmental stages, the elementary environment is home to the explorer who has an endless curiosity and a need to seek and find answers. The elementary child wonders not only about the vastness of the universe and the how and why of relationships, but also the nature of right and wrong. Our curriculum supports their developmental needs through:

- research based exploration
- peaceful conflict mediation
- community service
- "going out" of the classroom experiences