Pinewoods Montessori is thrilled to announce the establishment of our first official upper elementary class with a dedicated teacher starting in the 2014 - 2015 school year.
Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students will study with Jo Ann Rubin, a certified Montessori Upper Elementary Teacher. Enrollment is open for new students, preferably with a Montessori background.
The Upper Elementary classroom provides a true community in which students meet not only superior academic standards, but are also part of an environment where they develop a strong sense of “being” and become independent, self confident and self disciplined individuals. Time management, organization, and setting reasonable, responsible goals are a priority at this level. It is a time when children cross the bridge between using hands–on, manipulative materials and the abstract understanding of concepts.
At a time when many parents with children at public schools are dissatisfied with the implementation of the Common Core educational standards, Montessori provides a great alternative with a proven method of learning. The concept of providing a child with a deep understanding of concepts through experiences with concrete materials in place of superficial knowledge and rote memorization is a key tenet of the Montessori Method, and is achieved with beautifully designed materials found in Montessori classrooms around the world.
To learn more about Pinewoods and our elementary program, please call 919-644-2090 or contact our head of school, Jennifer Sewell.