It’s exciting that I’m asked more and more often about Montessori elementary as many of the Montessori homeschool preschoolers and Montessori primary-school students reach elementary age. Along with my regular posts, I’ll be publishing a series of posts over the next few weeks with information about Montessori elementary.
Although the Montessori primary (3-6) curriculum can easily work into the elementary years in a Montessori homeschool, the elementary curriculum is typically divided into materials for mixed-age classrooms of 6-9 year olds for lower elementary and 9-12 year olds for upper elementary.
One of the best introductions to Montessori elementary, both for Montessori school parents and Montessori homeschoolers, is to see Montessori in action in Montessori elementary schools. Here are a few helpful YouTube videos that give a glimpse into a number of Montessori elementary schools.
“Montessori Elementary (Old Version)” produced by the American Montessori Society
“Joyful Schools – Montessori for the Elementary Years” produced by The Montessori Foundation
“Montessori Primary and Elementary Explained” with Sue Pritzker, Head of School at Childpeace Montessori School in Portland, Oregon
“Why Montessori Elementary” showing LePort School’s Montessori elementary program
“The Montessori Lower Elementary Classroom”
“The Upper Elementary Montessori Program”
You’ll also find two Trevor Eissler videos in my “Spread Montessori Madness” post.
I’ll look forward to sharing more Montessori elementary information and inspiration with you!