Our Upper Elementary community is based on educating the whole child through the Montessori method. We strive to help nurture and support our students into becoming empowered scholars and citizens of the world. Our students learn so much more beyond the core academics, most importantly, how to enhance their executive functioning skills, problem-solving skills and communication skills. In our multi-age environment (ages 9 to 12), our students are given the opportunity to grow and learn together, at his/her own pace; the sky is truly the limit.
- Dynamic and participatory environment to foster critical thinking
- Low student-to-teacher ratio to ensure ample attention
- Multi-age classroom structure to encourage student mentorship
- Individual progression without peer competition
Special Activities: Mystery History Research Project, 6th Grade Year Long Special Interest Project, End of Year Musical, Community Meals, Reading Buddies, Friday Electives.
Subjects taught: math, (traditional and Montessori) grammar, writing, history, science, geometry, geography, music, art, PE and Spanish.
Special Field Trips:
6th grade Big Trip, fall campout, community outreach to Sedona Winds, curriculum-based plays at Yavapai College, 4th and 5th grade STEM CAMP, Musical Instrument Museum, Science Museum, Sunset Crater, Palatki Site, V Bar V archaeology, Arcosanti, Biosphere II, Colossal Cave, and more!