Elementary Curriculum

The Montessori Lower & Upper Elementary curriculums continue to develop upon the foundation set forth in the Primary class and is designed to meet the next stage of development in children. This is the age of wanting to understand ‘how’ and ‘why’, when children become more socially aware, and when they become abstract thinkers. During this ‘second plane of development’, Dr. Montessori observed that children have the ability to store a tremendous volume of knowledge when exposed to appropriate materials and opportunities. We encourage children to continue advancing at their own pace—maintaining their sense of freedom, within limits. Teachers assist students in establishing goals; thus increasing personal responsibility and ensuring each child is challenged appropriately. Both Lower and Upper Elementary students have the ability to demonstrate this increased responsibility and independence via our open classroom design.

Montessori Lower Elementary (6-9 year olds)

Full-Day Montessori

  • 9:00am – 3:00am
  • Includes morning snack and time in our Certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Morning Child Care

  • 7:30am – 9:00am
  • Includes light breakfast, and is an add-on for families that need morning care prior to the start of the school day.

Afternoon Child Care

  • 3:00pm – 5:30pm
  • Includes snack, and is an add-on for families that need additional child care.

Montessori Upper Elementary (9-12 year olds)

Full-Day Montessori

  • 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Includes morning snack and time in our Certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Morning Child Care

  • 7:30am – 9:00am
  • Includes breakfast, and is an add-on for families that need morning care prior to the start of the school day.

Afternoon Child Care

  • 3:00pm – 5:30pm
  • Includes snack, and is an add-on for families that need child care after the Montessori full day.

*Add-on options for music lessons at Arioso Music Academy and Tae Kwon Do classes will be made available with transportation provided by GFMA when possible.

“It is not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.”

— Ann Landers

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