The needs of the developing Elementary child are different from those of the Primary-aged child. These changes are reflected in the environment prepared for them and the balance of freedom and responsibility seen in a Montessori classroom. Opportunities to experience real-world leadership, choice, problem-solving and cooperative group work are evident. Our AMI Montessori curriculum can be mapped to, and often surpasses, the Common Core Standards in education recognized by many states across the nation.
Elementary students work in the following curriculum areas:
In addition, the Elementary Going-Out Program meets the developmental need of these students to explore their role in the world around them by giving them experiences outside of the classroom.
PRIMARY: The Primary program is open to children ages 3 to 6 years, and it is designed to include the "kindergarten" year.
Within a beautiful environment prepared to meet the developmental needs of this age, children will work in the following curriculum areas using hands-on, materials meeting AMI Montessori standards:
Elementary Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (M-F)
Half-day Primary Hours: 8:00 a.m. - Noon (M-F)*
Full-day Primary Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (M-F)
*The Half-day Primary program is available to children younger than 4 1/2 years.