Westside Montessori School’s Elementary Program is for students ages 6 years to 12 years old. Admission into the elementary program requires that children are 6 years old on or before September 1st.
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 by trained Montessori teachers direct 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.