Lower Elementary (six to nine year olds)
Our Lower Elementary Program continues to offer respect for the individual in a classroom designed to meet the needs of children from the ages of six through nine. It covers the traditional grades of first through third in a multi-sensory, multi-aged classroom.
The emphasis is on experience and exploration. Children in a Montessori classroom learn by doing; hence, the classroom is rich with Montessori materials and resources. Students are moving from concrete understanding to abstract thinking in a peaceful, respectful environment where each child feels safe emotionally, physically and academically.
Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. with dismissal from 3:30 to 3:45 p.m. Physical Education classes are taught daily in a full-size gymnasium by a physical education instructor. Art, Music, and Spanish taught by specialists, are an integral part of CLMS curriculum.