The Junior High curriculum is a rigorous two-year course of study in science, health, mathematics, social studies, literature, and writing. The subjects are interrelated through themes organized in seven-week units, allowing for in-depth, interdisciplinary learning.
Dr. Maria Montessori described the adolescent phase of development as finding one’s place in the world and learning to contribute to it. To that end, all Junior High students take part in a community engagement curriculum that includes spending one morning each week at the South Bend Center for the Homeless, learning about the causes and effects of poverty and doing purposeful work alongside the guests and staff of the Center.
Students participate in many field studies, traveling to the museums of Chicago, learning first-hand about global engagement during a week at the Montessori Model UN in New York City and a "Kindness Tour" of Greater Los Angeles. These experiences extend the learning that takes place in the classroom and help students connect to global and national communities.
High-school teachers tell us they find our graduates exceptionally well-prepared. They stand out as organized, articulate, creative, and confident, and demonstrate the leadership skills The Montessori Academy fosters.
To view the Junior High curriculum, please click here.
If you would like to learn more about the Junior High program at The Montessori Academy, please schedule a visit or contact us. Thank you for your interest!