Montessori of Pleasanton’s Elementary School Program is a natural extension of the Primary program and builds on the knowledge and skills gained in the Primary. In the Elementary class, children continue to work at their own pace and at their own level, on an interrelated curriculum that allows students to gain deeper knowledge in any topic they choose. Students are introduced to specific knowledge in many areas including, but not restricted to, art, biology, geography, history, language, mathematics (arithmetic, geometry, and algebra), music and physical education. While concepts are taken to the next level and subjects more defined, the core principles of the Montessori philosophy and methods remain the same. The teachers continue to "follow the child", encourage responsibility, give freedom within limits and provide a prepared environment for them to learn joyfully.
Montessori Elementary provides a prepared environment where students' natural love of learning is preserved. Students explore the ideas that inspire them enabling their innate thirst for knowledge to grow and flourish. Unrestrained by the four walls of the classroom, free to explore nature at large, the Montessori Elementary program is a community tailored to the needs of children. It is an environment where they are encouraged to satisfy their own curiosity, as the most important learning is driven by self motivation. Many famous Montessori graduates have acknowledged the influence of their education on their achievements. Notably, Google founders Sergei Brin and Larry Page, Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift, Athlete Stephen Curry, and Princes William and Harry.
The classrooms have mixed ages (6-9), where younger first year students gain valuable knowledge and insight from having older second and third year students serve as role models and reinforce their own mastery by guiding and nurturing their younger classmates. Respect for each other is the cornerstone of the Montessori Elementary community.
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