The Elementary Program is a 6-year program. It starts at the equivalent of grade 1. Students to travel through the curriculum at their own pace, driven by their natural curiosity under the guidance of their experienced Montessori teachers following BC Ministry of Education curriculum requirements and AMI Montessori Elementary program.
Classrooms are made up of students of a mixed age with children ages 6 to 12 years old with grades 1-6 in each class.
These multi-aged communities create kind and caring spaces in which everyone is a valued member. The classroom environments are designed to enable students to gain a strong sense of themselves, an awareness of their peers, to work collaboratively, and find ways to contribute to the wider community.
Students may choose areas of additional in-depth personal study and engage with the wider community through student-led "going out' opportunities. We meet or exceed the BC Ministry of Education requirements for students at this level.
"Education between the ages of six to twelve is not a direct continuation of that which has gone before, though it is built upon that basis. Psychologically there is a decided change in personality, and we recognize that nature has made this a period for the acquisition of culture, just as the former was for the absorption of the environment."
(Dr. Montessori, To Educate the Human Potential, p. 3)