The curriculum is built upon the Montessori foundation laid in the prior levels and takes the ideals of movement, choice, intrinsic motivation, and collaborative group learning to the next level for secondary abstract learners. The curriculum is integrated, individualized, academically challenging and meets the developmental needs of each child, intellectually.
Through Montessori, children become confident, creative thinkers, self-directed and problem solvers. They are responsible community members who understand active participation and involvement. They are young adults who are independent, resourceful, and socially secure.
Social/emotional development is our interaction with the people around us. It is the ability to form secure relationships. It is also regulating and expressing emotions. It involves the way one feels about themselves, others and the world. The Montessori classroom is rich with opportunities designed to allow students to interact with their environment. Teachers observe and adapt their learning experiences to best fit each student’s strengths and interests. They stimulate personal growth without stigma, and teachers truly get to know and are able to help their students, staying with them for three-year periods. Students work within a cooperative environment of support with their peers, teachers and parents. The result is a graduate who has learned how to truly respect others and to be respected, who has become a confident learner, and who has amassed a body of knowledge that can lead and support the graduate for the rest of his/her life.