Curriculum: Lower Elementary

Montessori for students ages 6 through 9, first through third grades

In this three-year program, Lower Elementary students learn in multi-age settings. Their environment is filled with materials designed to promote students' instrinsic interest in learning. Children are also introduced to the Growth Mindset through weekly lessons and journal work.

Reading, mathematics, language, physical education, science, foreign language and cultural skills are developed within the Montessori curriculum. Music, art, technology and library skills are enhanced through weekly lessons. 


  • MakerSpace focuses on building creativity through open-ended inquiry, design thinking, and engineering activities. 
  • MakerSpace builds critical thinking skills through Brain Games, electric circuitry, coding, robotics, 3-D printing, a Lego Lab, and more!
  • Students have guided instruction once per week and monthly Open Labs.


  • Instruction in different media is offered and available on a daily basis.
  • Art activities are integrated in the classroom curriculum as an extension of learning.
  • Visiting guest artists regularly teach special classes on their craft.

Foreign Language

  • Instruction in Mandarin writing, vocabulary building, simple conversations skills and beginning reading lessons are offered twice weekly.
  • Supporting materials are available to students on a daily basis.


  • Library science lessons are offered in the library once a week. During this time students may check out books.

Orff Music

  • Instruction includes movement to music, matching pitch, rhythm exercises, note reading, singing and identifying orchestral families.
  • Music classes are presented on a weekly basis.

Physical Education

  • Organized physical education classes are conducted on a weekly basis.


  • Computers are available in class for all students.
  • Research, word processing, spread sheet and presentation applications are emphasized.