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Lower Elementary

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Environment

At Montessori Children’s House of Denver, our unique community culture sets us apart from other Montessori schools. At our school, we are not just students, parents, and staff, we are all members of a family-like community whose main goal is to support the growth, development, and learning of the children in our care. The low student-to-teacher ratios in our elementary classrooms enable our teachers to focus on each child as an individual and develop meaningful relationships with them. Our staff members are highly committed to the Montessori philosophy and to providing every child an authentic Montessori education.

Curriculum

MCHD honors the developmental needs that are unique to children entering into what Maria Montessori referred to as “the second plane of development,” which typically occurs between ages 6 through 12. The Montessori Elementary educators at MCHD know that these children are eager for new challenges — academically, physically, and socially. They are ready to ask big questions, explore complex ideas, and make new intellectual and social connections.

The Montessori lower elementary classroom is the perfect time to cultivate students’ natural curiosity and love of learning. Through our Cosmic Education Curriculum, we strive to give our students “a vision of the universe,” as Maria Montessori believed we should. This curriculum is the backbone of our elementary program and permeates all areas of study, including math, language, geography, zoology, botany, earth science, physics, chemistry, and history. This academic breadth encourages children to make real-life connections through their learning.

Experience

MCHD lower elementary students receive individualized instruction, stimulating experiences and materials, and expansive learning opportunities. Our teachers support each student as they strive to reach their own unique potential. At the lower elementary level, we employ traditional didactic Montessori materials to support children in developing a concrete understanding of complex concepts.

The Montessori Elementary educators at MCHD know that these children are eager for new challenges — academically, physically, and socially. They are ready to ask big questions, explore complex ideas and make new intellectual and social connections.

At MCHD, we believe in educating the whole child, and the Montessori lower elementary classroom is the perfect setting to begin that process. We cultivate students’ natural curiosity and love of learning through our Cosmic Education Curriculum and strive to give our students “a vision of the universe,” as Maria Montessori believed we should. This curriculum is the backbone of our elementary program and permeates all areas of study, including math, language, geography, zoology, botany, earth science, physics, chemistry, and history. This academic breadth encourages children to make real-life connections through their learning.

At this age, children begin their social and moral development. They are beginning to identify their value system and need a safe place to grow as social beings. Our highly trained, caring Montessori lead and assistant teachers are always available to provide guide and support students as they learn to negotiate peacefully with others and formulate effective problem-solving strategies.

Lower elementary students’ development also includes becoming externally motivated, which means they are energized by working and interacting with peers. At MCHD, we not only respect these developmental milestones, we nurture and encourage them to take advantage of their natural desire to collaborate in group settings.



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