6 years – 9 years
We offer Elementary Program for children aged 6 years – 9years old at both our locations – Plano & Frisco. We are a member of the American Montessori Society and Fully certified and licensed by Texas Health and Human Services.
Alpha Montessori School’s Lower Elementary program develops literacy through Montessori language arts, writer’s workshop, reader’s theater, science experiments, cosmic education, Spanish, Music, art, and STEM-based learning. Children are allowed to work in small groups on projects with expert guidance. Outdoor trips to community places such as the library, botanical garden, factories, hospitals and science museums.
Our Elementary Classrooms are equipped with an interactive SMARTboard and also has computers for internet research. According to Montessori philosophy a child enters the “2nd phase of development,” at age 6-9, with an increased interest in the world around him. Outdoor activities takes on a more social aspect as the child spends more time interacting with others and wanting to know how the different aspects of life relate to one another.
In practical terms, a first grade Montessorian enters a whole new world on day one. The classroom changes from one in which most students are engaged in trying to understand the world in front of them, to one in which the imagination and critical thinking become a daily part of the routine. The imagination is sparked almost immediately with what we call the first Great Lesson.
The room is prepared, the lights are dimmed and in a soft voice the teacher tells an amazing story about the creation of the universe and the formation of the stars and planets. The Great Lessons are designed to fuel the imagination and excite the children to do their own research to learn more about the topic. These stories are told every year, so that each time it is heard a child will understand more and ask more difficult questions.
Our Elementary teachers are Montessori trained and certified to observe each individual child and to put him/her in touch with things she/he is most interested in learning. Students learn with self-paced lessons guided by instructors who are familiar with each kid’s strengths and weaknesses. Teachers track each student’s progress through individually tailored academic plans.
To keep Parents aware of their child's growth and happenings, we strive to communicate with parents often about their child's progress with weekly and daily reports detailing activities, their learning & progress.Book Your School Tour
Most students enter the lower elementary classroom with a solid, but basic, understanding of numbers and reading. Those who may still need help with these basics are quickly inspired to action. With so many things to do, and being able to see what the older kids are working on, children constantly want to improve so they may be able to make new discoveries and accomplish more difficult tasks. This greater interest in doing meaningful work fosters the development of self confidence and an increased ability to concentrate.
Children take active participation in the day-to-day inner workings of the elementary classroom.
Children are given work plans and assignments to be completed by the end of each day or week. They learn to organize their time to allow for these lessons.
For many students, the first years of the Elementary program are the very first opportunities to work as a team member.
Teachers work one on one or in small groups to deliver specific lessons to each child. These lessons capture the imagination through lots of storytelling and hands-on opportunities with beautiful materials.
Children have many opportunities to go out into the field to learn firsthand how things work.
Research is the course of study in all curriculum areas. Children are empowered to select a topic they are interested in and create a way to teach this information to their friends. Power Point is a favorite for many of our students.
During the six years of elementary classroom experience, the elementary child moves through exciting studies in History, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Language and Mathematics. Work in the Montessori classroom is supplemented by multi-sensory extensions using such materials as SRA, Primary Phonics, Handwriting without Tears, Hoops and Loops, Albanese and IOWA Test Prep.Download Enrollment Package
Each week includes greatly anticipated “specials” such as Spanish, Music, Art and an excellent physical education program. The end result is the education of the whole child – a child who has the opportunity to be uniquely different and reach his/her academic potential with personal success. We strive to develop a passion for lifelong learning.
My son has been attending Alpha Montessori for approximately 5 months. His teacher has been great getting him acclimated early on from having a sitter to having to go to school with other children. ... Read more+