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Lower School (主要的 - 4th Grade)


Welcome to the 主要的 程序

Two years of primary precede the 幼儿园 program, beginning with 3-year-olds. While there are many benefits to a multi-age classroom, the most significant is that it promotes peer learning: younger students learn directly and indirectly from their older peers, who in turn gain a deeper understanding of the material and are able to practice their leadership skills. Montessori materials guide students from simple to more complex skills and concepts. The 主要的 classes blend reading and math readiness skills with practical life skills. The academic program includes world cultural studies, science exploration, 艺术, social skills and play. 主要的 students enjoy light-filled, 宽敞的, and inviting indoor and outdoor classrooms, and a beautiful garden that they tend throughout the seasons.



  • Reading and Language Arts

    The development of fundamental reading and language 艺术s skills is integrated into every area of our Montessori inspired curriculum. Materials are sequenced left to right to train eye movement. Fine motor tasks train the fingers to hold a pencil. Sensorial materials develop the visual discrimination required for reading. A wide variety of activities and materials foster pre-reading and beginning reading skills: building awareness of the sounds that make up words (phonemes), brainstorming activities to build vocabulary, 杂志写文章, basic decoding skills, sight words and high frequency words.
  • Cultural Studies

    We use the Montessori philosophy and a global perspective to present the world to our students, exposing them to the magnificent diversity of human culture, 生态系统, and living creatures on our planet. Our cultural curriculum develops a respect, understanding and appreciation for our E艺术h and all its inhabitants.
  • 数学

    The math curriculum in the 主要的 classes uses Montessori methods and materials. The children develop a firm understanding of mathematical concepts through the use of manipulative materials; they always st艺术 with a concrete, hands-on experience, before advancing to the symbolic and abstract.
  • 科学

    Young students have an innate sense of wonder about all living things, which we foster and encourage daily utilizing the five senses. Students become keen observers through hands-on study, science experiments, and learning about growing vegetables and flowers in our gardens. Through studies of subjects such as 生态系统 and the web of life, teachers aim to spark inquiry and curiosity daily.


8:20-8:50 a.m. 到达时间

8:45-11:20 a.m. Snack, Work Time Lessons

11:20-11:50 a.m. Recess on the Big Playground

12:00-12:30 p.m. 午餐

12:30-1:45 p.m. Work Time Lessons, Read-Aloud, Circle Time

1:45-2:00 p.m. Dismissal, Enrichment Classes or Aftercare

*2:30 p.m. Third Year 主要的 Dismissal

Art, library and music classes are infused within our program

Whole Child Approach

  • 社会
  • 情感
  • 物理
  • 有创意的
Our instruction recognizes the present and future need for children to become keen problem identifiers, 问题解决者, critical thinkers, and creative innovators. These skills are introduced to very young children and honed as they grow older.


  • 4到5天
  • Extended morning care available st艺术ing at 7:30 a.m. and afternoon care from 2:00–5:30 p.m.


With every detailed report card we receive, we note that the teachers know our children the way we know them- their “glows” and “grows” are consistent with what we see at home.



    • Dyeann B艺术lett

      Teaching Assistant

    • 凯尔Donohoe


    • 凯利盖拉多


    • Kathleen Hazelton-Leech


    • Michele McCulloch


    • Feeve井

      Teaching Assistant

Non-discrimination policy: We do not discriminate on the basis of race, 宗教, 国籍, 民族起源, 性别, 性别 identification, disability or other category protected by law.