Have you noticed that your child is interested in discovering and understanding the world around them? Our classrooms support the development of intellect and mental independence that your child will be experiencing during this stage. New materials are introduced as your child moves toward more abstract thinking, expanding their imagination to embrace concepts larger than their immediate environment.
Is your child imaginative and curious? A Montessori environment will support their developmental needs by allowing them the time to research, collaborate with others and discover solutions for themselves in a dynamic environment. Our teachers will help your child follow their interests and passions by facilitating the discovery process, sparking their imagination and delivering dynamic presentations. In the Lower Primary 6-9 Program, your child will have the opportunity to pursue their interests in all curricular areas – developing concentration and research skills.
Has your child developed a sense of community? Have their relationships with their peers become very important to them? During this stage of life, your child is becoming more idealistic and will begin the process of understanding justice and developing compassion for others. Groups of children venture out into the wider world to follow particular interests and broaden their experiences. The world becomes their classroom to pursue an integrated curriculum that Dr Maria Montessori termed ‘Cosmic Education’, a foundation for the study of curricular areas all of which are interconnected in life.
Our Lower Primary 6-9 Program and Upper Primary 9-12 Program are both registered with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and follow their key learning areas. The Montessori National Curriculum follows the key learning areas outlined by NESA. The Montessori Standards are challenging, often with more rigorous academic expectations and scope for deeper understanding of concepts. We like to challenge our students to go beyond the NESA standards.