“The passage to the second level of education is the passage from the sensorial material level to the abstract.  A turning toward the intellectual and moral sides of life occurs at the age of seven.” – Dr. Maria Montessori

The elementary community is composed of children who thrive on learning with and from each other.  This collaborative learning environment emphasizes an integrated learning process that achieves academic success, social competence, and earth literacy.  Students develop the ability to work cooperatively in reaching a goal, to contribute ideas, to listen to others, and to respect individual differences. According to Dr. Montessori, it is during this stage of development that the child’s imagination “flares forth”.