In an exciting research style of learning, students work in small groups on a variety of projects that spark the imagination and engage the intellect. Lessons given by trained Montessori teachers direct the children toward activities that help them to develop reasoning abilities and life skills.
The appetite of children, at this age, to understand the universe and their place in it, directs the elementary work toward all aspects of culture. Studies include geography, biology, history, botany, language, mathematics in all its branches, science, music and art. Exploration of each area is encouraged through trips outside the classroom to community resources, such as the library, university, botanical garden, science center, factory or hospital. This inclusive approach to education fosters a feeling of connectedness to all humanity, and encourages their natural desire to make contributions to the world.
Elementary/Middle Years students take French language instruction from Bree Tibble (Grades 1-2) and Elizabeth Champagne (Grades 3-8) and music lessons with specialists Christopher Taber and Kristen Birley. Althletic director, Brian Empey, teaches physical education and technology.