Elementary 6-12 years

Scripps Montessori School > Programs > Elementary 6-12 years

“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 from 8:15am to 2:20pm 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 both individually and in small groups on projects that spark the imagination and engage the intellect. Our elementary students work in the areas of mathematics, language, history, geography, science, botany, arts, music …. 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 in a hands on approach.


Elementary Daily Schedule

8:15am to 8:40am – Morning Arrivals

8:15am – 11:30am – Morning classroom work period

11:30am – 12:00pm – Lunch

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

12:30pm to 2:30pm
– Afternoon work cycle

2:30pm to 2:45pm – Dismissals

Art class: Monday
Gym : Tuesday & Thursday
Music Class: Friday