Senior Elementary (9 - 10)
Senior Elementary is a time of many changes. Listening skills are a must! Academics become more structured, though still adhering to the Montessori philosophy. The students have two main teachers (including an assistant) who they switch between each day, as well as spending some time each week in the various special areas of Spanish, art, music, and P.E.
Students learn the importance of staying organized with a daily planner, and there is a strong emphasis on personal responsibility for completion of classwork and homework. There is an increased emphasis on independent work, though being able to communicate and work well with a partner is still important.