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Elementary

The LOWER ELEMENTARY program is for children 6-9 years old (grades 1-3) and marks the beginning of what Dr. Montessori referred to as the Second Plane of Development. Just as the Toddler and Children’s House environments are designed to meet the sensorial needs of children in the First Plane of development, so too is the Elementary program designed to meet the expanding cognitive and social needs of the Elementary child. In three-year, multi-aged environments the Elementary program offers a fully integrated curriculum that includes language arts, math, art, geometry, biology, physical education, history, music, geography, spanish and physical sciences. Through hands-on learning experiences, storytelling, and individual/group exploration and research, students build and strengthen academic skills.

The UPPER ELEMENTARY program is a continuation of the Lower Elementary experience (including Spanish) for children ages 9-12 (grades 4-6). As the Elementary child’s abstract reasoning, academic and social skills grow, so does the Upper Elementary curriculum and experience. The integrated curriculum of the Lower Elementary continues into the Upper Elementary in an ever more complex manner and focuses on developing higher levels of critical thinking, academic knowledge and skills, communication and personal expression, responsible independence and social responsibility.

An important element of both the Lower and Upper Elementary curriculum focuses on the student's contribution to the larger community.  Community service projects are woven throughout the year.  Whether it's tending to our organic gardens, organizing a food drive for the local food pantry or taking a leadership role in our school's recycling efforts, these students are making a difference in the lives of those around them in direct and tangible ways.  

In both our Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary programs, classes consist of approximately 25 children with 2 teachers, a Montessori-certified lead guide and an assistant. The school day is from 8:30-3:00 pm.

Our Sunrise/Sunset Program is available for parents who need care for their children before or after the normal school day.

 

For more information about the Montessori Elementary curriculum, click here.

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The Montessori School of Winston-Salem

6050 Holder Rd.
Clemmons, NC 27012

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