The Elementary Classroom
Exploring and Interacting
In accordance with Montessori curriculum, the Elementary student aged 6 to 12 is ready to venture from the shelter of family life and begin interacting with society. Fueled by a deep thirst for knowledge, the student is tireless in a quest for answers.
Our carefully prepared Elementary environment at Northwest Montessori responds to these needs. The Elementary students freely choose their work daily from eight academic areas of the classroom. Working alone or in small groups, the students further their understanding of the universe. Along with our diverse curriculum, Northwest Montessori also offers Spanish, drama and after school programs.
Our Elementary teachers are specially trained to present lessons to each student based on observations of the child. In this way, each student receives an education that is uniquely tailored for that child.
Elementary students move beyond the classroom by planning regular going-outs when research needs merit the gathering of further information. Each year Northwest Montessori Elementary students are responsible for planning and executing a camping trip. This effort bonds the classroom community and supports the development of independence in each child. While given freedom in the environment, our Elementary students exhibit responsibility. To facilitate this, our teachers hold weekly, one-on-one meetings with each student to monitor projects and set goals. The freedom to pursue desired work in the classroom is dependent on the child's responsibility to these meetings. This approach encourages self-discipline while preserving each child's natural excitement about the process of learning.
Elementary students attend from 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. daily. Northwest Montessori School offers before and after-school programs for the elementary students at the Woodland Park Branch. Our Early Birds program begins at 7 a.m. and lasts until class begins at 8:45 a.m. During this time, children are free to choose activities, including games and art projects.
Coocadagy, the Elementary after-school program, is available five days per week until 6 p.m. The children engage in many community activities during Coocadagy, including art classes, swimming, soccer lessons, and trips to parks and museums. Both the Coocadagy and Early Birds programs are in addition to tuition, and can be scheduled together or separate. The Coocadagy program is flexible, allowing for participation five days per week or less.
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