At MSOFX our elementary program is designed to address three important tendencies emerging at the elementary school age:
- The transition of the child’s mind from concrete to abstract reasoning.
- The birth of a moral sense.
- The intensification of the drive to explore the natural and social environment.
The children who have completed our Montessori elementary program will develop competence in both social and cognitive areas. The student will learn that one may use both concrete information and one’s own imagination to explore the world, while understanding the importance of taking responsibility for one’s own work and creating a personal code of morals.
The Montessori elementary program is designed to meet the developmental needs of each individual child in a way that is both faithful to Dr. Montessori’s insights and consistent with the growing expectations of our time.
Dr. Montessori described the elementary age child as a very different being from the younger, preschool child. Thus, successive levels of education must correspond to the successive stages of the development of the child.