Scripps Montessori School > Programs > Elementary

“The secret of good teaching is to regard the child’s intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination. Our aim therefore is not merely to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his inmost core. We do not want complacent pupils, but eager ones.”

                                                                                                         Dr. Maria Montessori


Scripps Montessori Elementary program is for students in 1st through 6th grade. Our Elementary program hours are 8:15 a.m.-2:20 p.m., with extended care options available before and after school. Our classroom was designed as a prepared environment so students can develop their social and academic skills. Applying a research style of learning, Elementary students work in small groups on projects that spark the imagination and engage the intellect. Elementary students learn geography, biology, history, language, mathematics in all its branches. The design and flow of the Montessori classroom creates a learning environment that accommodates choice. Our prepared environment takes into consideration human tendencies that our students are going through such as the need to move and be dynamic, socialize, adapt, explore, imagine. We believe that the hands are an instrument of the mind which is why we present lessons on a hands on approach.


Elementary Daily Schedule


8:15 – 8:45am – Drop-off

8:15 – 11:30am – Morning work cycle

11:30am – 12:00pm – Lunch

12:00 – 12:30pm – Outdoor playground time

12:30 – 2:20pm – Afternoon work cycle (Tuesday & Thursday PE)

2:20 – 2:45pm – Dismissal