Our Elementary Class offers a multi-age group (6 to 11 years) experience that enable them to relate to our society in a positive way. Working through an integrated program of cultural subjects, math, language, botany & zoology, history, geography, extracurricular activities, field trips, and arts. Each area of study provides the keys to who we are, where we came from, and why we are here.
Participation in field trips throughout the year enable the students to see for themselves the reality of what they study in the classroom, and to enjoy Atlanta’s cultural offerings.
Through his or her years in Montessori, the elementary-aged child develops a strong sense of responsibility, self-discipline, and a love of learning. He or she thereby develops a strong sense of independence, personal awareness, respect for himself or herself and for the world that surrounds them. The children also develop independence of thought, great working habits, as well as an appreciation of diversity. The impact of having a Montessori foundation on a child’s further academic career is invaluable.
Students practice reading and writing skills covering topics in science, history, geography, and the arts. Formal grammar, punctuation, word study, spelling, and sentence analysis are systematically introduced upon mastering basic reading and writing.
Along with the principles of arithmetic, elementary students are introduced to the study of the fundamentals of algebra, geometry, logic, and statistics. The students also learn the practical applications of mathematics in every day life, such as measurement, handling finances, making economic comparisons, and gathering data and statistical analyses.
The primary focus of the science curriculum is on the study of life, and the laws and structure of the universe. Students also learn about the process and “philosophy of science:” how to ask questions, observe systematically, collect specimens, gather and analyze data, and conduct experiments.
The goal of the cultural studies curriculum is to develop a global perspective. Consequently, the study of history and world cultures forms the cornerstone of the curriculum. Topics include: Physical geography— formation of the Earth, the emergence of the oceans and atmosphere, and the world’s rivers, lakes, deserts, mountain ranges and natural resources; Continents of the world— customs, housing, diet, government, industry, arts, history, and dress of people from around the world; Early man; Ancient civilizations, American History; Practical economics— how to compare prices against value, compute costs, maintain a checkbook, and understand the stock market; Citizenship— workings of the local, state and federal governments; and art/music history and appreciation.
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