I love 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. So, today I want to share some great resources that give an introduction to Montessori elementary.
Introduction to 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
“Montessori: The Elementary Years” – American Montessori Society
“Imagine a School: Montessori for Elementary Age Learners” – Educational Video Publishing
12 Multiage Elementary Montessori Classrooms – Educational Video Publishing
You’ll find a number of helpful Montessori elementary videos at Montessori Guide. Here’s an example of one of the videos:
“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
“Discover the Benefits of Montessori Elementary” – LePort Schools
“Montessori Elementary: What Makes It Special” – LePort Schools
2017 Elementary Montessori Morning – Chiaravalle Montessori
“The Montessori Lower Elementary Classroom”
“The Upper Elementary Montessori Program”
Casa Montessori – “Upper Elementary Classroom Ages 9 – 12”
The Montessori School – “Upper Elementary”
You’ll also find two Trevor Eissler videos in my “Spread Montessori Madness” post.
Montessori Elementary Series
- Introduction to Montessori Elementary
- Montessori Elementary Homeschool Inspiration and Ideas
- Free Montessori Elementary Materials Online
- Where to Buy Montessori Elementary Albums and Materials
You’ll find even more Montessori elementary posts in my Montessori elementary category.
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