Montessori Classes for 7 to 10 Year Old Children in McDonough
What sets Montessori apart in the Elementary years ages 7 – 10 is the individually paced curriculum that challenges children academically and safeguards their well-being and sense of self. Engaging as contributing members of a respectful community, they learn to question, think critically, and take responsibility for their own learning skills that will support them in later education and in life.
As at all Montessori levels, the Elementary program is based on the belief that children learn best through movement and work with their hands, and provides cognitive, social, and emotional support to help them reach their full potential.
Multi-age groupings of children ages 7 – 9 and 9 –10 (or 7 –10) provide a heterogeneous mix in which children can collaborate and socialize. These inter-age relationships strengthen the entire community.
Teachers guide children through a rigorous curriculum individually tailored to their own interests, needs, and abilities. Teachers monitor progress against established benchmarks and expectations for student learning, including: academic preparedness, independence, confidence, autonomy, intrinsic motivation, social responsibility, and global citizenship.