In an exciting research style of learning, elementary children work in small groups on a variety of projects, which spark the imagination and engage the intellect. Lessons given by trained Montessori teachers direct the children toward activities which help them to develop reasoning abilities and life skills. At this age, the appetite of children to understand the universe and their place in it directs the elementary work toward all aspects of culture.
Elementary studies include geography, biology, history, language, mathematics, science, music and art. Exploration of each area is encouraged through trips outside the classroom to community resources, such as a library, planetarium, 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.