TMA’s Lower Elementary program builds on the strong foundation laid during the Early Childhood years. The integrated curriculum is designed to spark the child’s enthusiasm for knowledge, nourish creativity, and inspire each child’s discovery of the world. Lower Elementary students are learning to be part of a wider community and participate in field studies out and around the community. Social-emotional skills continue to be a focus of development through cooperative group activities and discussions.
At TMA, we are focused on the development of the whole child. With that in mind, beginning in Lower Elementary, daily mindfulness is practiced in each level to teach self-regulating techniques that aid students in increased awareness and understanding of their feelings and emotions, as well as empowering ways to cope when feeling anxiety and stress.
We know that children learn best when they feel self-assured, safe, and relaxed. While our philosophy is based on Dr. Maria Montessori’s principles, TMA’s rigorous curriculum encompasses the traditional fields of language, mathematics, history, science, geography, computer science, foreign language, art, music and physical education. Children work with their teachers to create individual work plans each week and are allowed to work at their pace. This approach leads to more successful outcomes, which corresponds to students’ feelings of self-worth. We know that when a child finds success through their efforts, they are more likely to seek to continue their work and to push toward new levels of achievement.
To view the Lower Elementary curriculum, please click here.
If you would like to learn more about the Lower Elementary program at The Montessori Academy, please schedule a visit or contact us. Thank you for your interest!
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