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Multi-age classrooms (4th-6th) & (7th-8th)
Sequenced learning environments include age appropriate Montessori materials
Time management skills are developed through daily and weekly lesson plans and long-range projects
Experiments are conducted in science class
Work time continues to be one of concentration and exploration into a greater variety of subjects. Students are expected to do most of their work at school, edit their written reports, give oral reports, acquire proficiency on the computer keyboard, and develop research.
Students learn computer keyboarding using Mavis Beacon software. They also learn to do research on IXL Math-Language Quia and on appropriately filtered internet websites. Long-range projects are customized for each level. Students do oral presentations of their completed projects to the entire class, (after which they answer questions and obtain feedback from classmates and teachers.) Teamwork and cooperation continue to be developed by allowing students to work with a classmate in the completion of some research assignments and extra-credit projects.
This age group has also acquired the maturity for greater participation in intramural sports, band, chorus and musicals.
Science is emphasized as a core subject with experiments done in the laboratory. Each student chooses a long-range science project for Science/Math Fair, named thus to emphasize that the work is done at school. Montessori math materials are used to encourage higher level thinking, and to extend such materials as the binomial and trinomial cubes into their corresponding algebraic equations. Initiative and creativity are encouraged by allowing students to present their own ideas to the teachers for extra-credit projects, such as writing a story or completing a research paper. MS Students are involved in community service. Life skills continue to be very important with this age group, which has also acquired the maturity for greater participation in intramural sports, music groups, chorus, drama and musicals.
Please click here for an overview of the Upper Elementary Curriculum.
Please click here for an overview of the Middle School Curriculum.
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