Integrating Knowledge to Build Critical Thinkers
Ages: 9 to 12 years
Upper Elementary’s curriculum allows students to do in-depth research and to integrate academic knowledge and skills from across the curriculum. Math instruction uses a problem-solving approach that places emphasis on developing mathematical thinking and analysis. Language arts include literature studies, writing, and vocabulary. Individual and group research projects allow students to apply their reading and writing skills to geography, history and science.
Students participate in many field trips including Swamp Stomp, Fifth Grade Civil War Center for History trip, Sixth Grade Asian field trip, Leeper Park Cabin Days, The Snite Museum of Art, the Garfield Comic Strip Museum, the Notre Dame Planetarium, Chicago Field Museum, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Kalamazoo Air Zoo, and an overnight to Camp Eberhart.
Each year, Upper Elementary students take the Terra Nova test, a standardized test administered to private school students across the country. Our students excel on this rigorous measure of learning, regularly scoring in the top percentages of students taking the test across the country. Their success is a testament to the effectiveness of Montessori’s approach to learning.
To view the Upper Elementary curriculum, please click here.
If you would like to learn more about the Upper Elementary program at TMA, please join us for coffee the first Wednesday of the month, or contact us. Thank you for your interest!