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The Elementary Program is a 6-year program that starts at the equivalent of grade 1. We enable students to travel through the curriculum at their own pace, driven by their natural curiosity under the guidance of their experienced teachers.
The elementary classrooms are made up of students ages 6 to 12 years old with students in grade 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 to contribute to the wider community.
We meet and often exceed the BC Ministry of Education requirements for students at this level. Students are able to explore their personal interests, through materials and experiences in the community that offer key concepts and concrete and meaningful experiences. Students may choose areas of additional in-depth study and engage with the wider community through student-led "going out' opportunities.
Our program focuses on the interdependence and interconnectedness of all subject areas. This includes, but is not limited to: language, mathematics, geometry, history, geography, science, art, music, drama, nature, literary studies, and physical education.
Our waitlists are lengthy. We encourage families to apply early and learn as much as you can about the Montessori approach.
"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)