Grades 1-3

The lower elementary program at Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Change allows students to expand their knowledge in a wide range of academic subjects – building on the skills and social abilities that they developed in Kindergarten. Academic subjects are integrated into a program designed to allow children to learn at their own pace.

Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Science uses the North American Montessori Center curriculum that is aligned to common core state standards.

Freedom of movement, open work areas and uninterrupted blocks of time for individual and group projects help to support the 6-9 year old’s drive toward autonomy. Students are guided through a rich and challenging curriculum as they continue to work both individually, and in small groups. The program permits a variety of approaches using colorful manipulatives that make sense of abstract principles.

The subject matter includes:

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Grammar
  • Sentence analysis
  • Penmanship
  • Spelling
  • Creative writing
  • Geography
  • History
  • General science
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Art