The elementary “curriculum” is only limited by a child’s imagination.
The goal of a traditional curriculum is to delineate what a child is
supposed to learn. In Montessori, we want your child to be able to
learn everything! The starting point for all courses of study is the
“Great Lessons”; these scientific stories are presented every year
and give the students the “big picture” of cosmology, astronomy,
earth science, geography, chemistry, physics, biology, history,
anthropology, cultural and social studies, language, math, music,
and art. Subsequent lessons offer the children keys for exploring
these areas of human knowledge in more detail. As in the primary,
the lessons are starting points for your child’s own activity.
Meaningful learning happens when children are inspired by a lesson
and begin to explore the subject and work on their own.