Elementary Classroom (Montessori)

by 01 Aug 2023Glossary

Elementary Classroom (Montessori)

The Montessori Elementary Classroom caters to children between the ages of 6 to 12 years, and is set apart by its individually paced curriculum that challenges students academically and protects their sense of self[1]. This program is built on the belief that children learn best through movement and hands-on work, providing cognitive, social, and emotional support to help them reach their full potential[2].

Montessori Elementary classrooms are designed with natural lighting, soft colors, and uncluttered spaces that help establish an environment that is focused and calm. Learning materials are arranged on accessible shelves, fostering independence as students conduct their work[1].

Montessori Elementary classrooms also emphasize “society by cohesion”, achieved when students form a tight-knit community, caring more for the success of the group than for individual success. Multi-age learning is a key aspect of this, with children aged 6-9 and 9-12 (or 6-12) learning together. This allows for collaboration, socialization, and peer learning, with older students serving as role models and teachers for the younger ones[2].


Montessori Quotes on Elementary Classroom

“We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.”
— Maria Montessori