Lower Elementary Program
Video on the benefits of Montessori curriculum at the Elementary Level:
The Lower Elementary (1st-3rd Grade) program prepares children to be independent, competent and responsible caring citizens and life long learners. Through the Elementary years, children expand their abstract concept and problem solving skills with the help of concrete Montessori materials. The Elementary curriculum is exciting and offers a research based style of learning. Children work individually or in small groups on a variety of projects which spark the imagination and engage the intellect.
Sugar Creek Montessori school realizes that many of its Elementary students go on to public or private traditional schools. Some parents inquire about the transition process from a Montessori to Traditional environment. Sugar Creek Montessori is especially pleased to be one of a select group of Montessori schools in the Houston area that seeks to “bridge” the gap between Montessori and Traditional instruction at the Elementary level. Although this program is led by an experienced, American Montessori Society (AMS) Elementary level certified teacher, the curriculum was developed after referencing the curriculum of area traditional schools, in order to ensure that Sugar Creek students are well prepared if they go on to a traditional school.
Children experience a range of curricular subjects which include Language Arts, Math, Geometry, Geography, Biology, Social Studies, Arts & Crafts, Music, Physical Education, Spanish, and Computers.
6 years to 9 years
|Program Options||Timings||Days Options|
|School Hours||8:15am – 3:00pm||5 days/Week|
|All Day||6:30am – 6:30pm||5 days/Week|
- Reading, comprehension and creative writing is an essential part of the daily routine
- In depth knowledge of grammar and vocabulary is covered using Montessori methods
- Math computational skills, word problems and concepts like decimal, fractions, money, Geometry, Arabic and Roman numerals. Children first use concrete manipulative materials before moving on to work abstractly
- Detailed and in-depth study of classification of plants and animals helps to stimulate a child’s desire to explore
- Children gain insight into past and present and the idea of time. They study about evolution of languages, history of flags, examine different cultures and learn about creation and evolution
- Through experiments and Montessori materials they learn about the Universe, globes, mapping skills, invention of maps, rocks and similar topics
- Literature based research projects
- Computer lessons
- Physical Education (P.E.)
- Music class
- Spanish language class
- Cultural enrichment with ongoing celebrations of fall festival, different holi days, International day and field day etc.
- Daily outdoor play that involves free play and organized games