Ages 6-12 years
Children have an amazing capacity to learn when they are between the ages
of 6 and 12. In our classrooms, students may excel at different rates
and progress at their own pace. In a traditional elementary school environment,
students who advance faster than others may be bored as lessons progress,
while other students might not fully grasp the material before the next
subject is introduced. With Starwood Montessori School’s Elementary
Program, students are on their own paths for learning with self-paced
lessons guided by Montessori-certified instructors who are familiar with
each student’s strengths and weaknesses.
By the time students reach the Lower Elementary Program at Starwood Montessori
School, they have been encouraged to work independently in the classroom
and take responsibility for their learning. Teachers track each student’s
progress while guiding them through individually tailored academic plans.
This empowers students to take charge of their growth and development,
both socially and academically. Yet, there are also group lessons that
continue to polish students’ social skills and inspire teamwork
in the classroom.
In order to promote the use of technology, each Elementary classroom is
equipped with an interactive SMART Board. The SMART Board helps teachers
facilitate group learning and highlight important information. There are
also computers in every classroom, which students may use for internet
research, cultural exchange, and familiarizing themselves with technology.
To further their technological education, Elementary students also take
supplemental technology courses.
Challenging, Self-Paced Curriculum
The curriculum in Starwood Montessori School’s Elementary classroom
may be self-paced but it continues to challenge students and teaches them
to think creatively. In every subject, students may self-correct and work
at their own pace for sequential lessons in each academic area. This promotes
self-reliance and a love for learning that can last for a lifetime.
Mathematics – Lower and Upper Elementary classes incorporate visual elements to represent
calculations in a base ten system. Concepts in geometry and algebra are
also introduced in the Elementary Program to accelerate progress in Middle
School math classes.
Language and Reading –Language education covers grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and composition
with interwoven lessons to help develop these fundamental skills. Phonetic
techniques encourage the natural development of reading and writing skills
for every student with our self-paced curriculum.
Cultural Studies – Through reading, online research, and group lessons such as working in
the greenhouse, students learn about their own culture as well as other
traditions from cultures around the world. The higher level of cultural
awareness achieved through these lessons can give students a better perspective
for open-minded learning and social interactions.
To see how students succeed at Starwood Montessori School in our Elementary
program, call us at (214) 390-4854 to schedule a tour of our Frisco campus.
With a modern perspective on the Montessori Method, we can provide a great
foundation for your child’s academic success.
Designed for ages six through twelve, the Elementary Montessori classroom
is a unique and personal educational environment. Children are considered
individually according to their needs, and individualized educational
plans are formed according to their level of development.
Each curricular area is broken down into sequential lessons that are designed
to be self-correcting, build self-reliance, and foster a love of learning.
The math curriculum follows a sequence of materials designed to give visual
impressions of our base ten math system, as well as algebraic and geometric
concepts. Children advance at their own pace using hands-on materials.
Teachers assess the child's progress and administer lessons as the
child becomes ready for his or her next step.
Beginning with a history of language and its significance to humankind,
the curriculum moves into four major skill areas; grammar, word study,
composition, and spelling. All lessons are interwoven and presented through
storytelling and manipulatives.
Phonetic-based techniques are used to encourage children to read and write
naturally, while mastering comprehension. As with mathematics, each child's
reading program is structured to meet his or her individual learning style
and level of development.
Cultural lessons presented in the social studies and science areas are
designed to promote creative thinking and problem solving. The lessons
also aim to lay a strong foundation for cultural awareness, geographical
concepts, and complex scientific theory.
Computer technology is integrated into all areas of the curriculum, including
the use of telecommunications and the Internet for research and cultural
exchange. Each Elementary classroom is additionally equipped with a SMART