(Ages 6 thru 12)
Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary
The Elementary program for Providence is much like a one-room schoolhouse. Both levels are in one class, which allows for a greater understanding of diversity of not only gender and ethnicity, but also age. Major subject areas are unified by a core continent study for the year. Major subject areas are mathematics, reading, language arts, science, cultural subjects, art and music.
In addition to the Montessori core curriculum, classes in Spanish, visual arts, music and physical education are incorporated into their work week. Several field trips a year extend the classroom lessons to enhance their understanding of the environment and the world around them. Each year is ended with a family overnight field trip to a location that enhances the year-long study.
The emphasis in the Montessori elementary class is to become capable community members and problem solvers.