Where every child matters!

1026 Sidney Ave, Suite 160
Port Orchard, WA 98366
360-443-7120 fax:360-443-7120

"Free choice is one of the highest of all the mental processes."

- Maria Montessori

Upper Elementary Program

An Environment Designed for your Child

Learning is a very active process involving purposeful movement. As such, the indoor and outdoor spaces are designed to give children the freedom to move and to choose activities based upon their own interests and needs.

Natural and beautiful materials inspire interest and encourage aesthetic appreciation. Child-sized furniture, fixtures, tools and utensils offer accessibility and independence. All spaces are kept beautiful, clean, and tidy to satisfy the children's need for order.

Learning Tailored to the Student

Children receive individualized presentations and are free to choose from a broad range of activities. Adults observe each child's readiness and lesson mastery to guide them onward. The children learn at their own pace through self-teaching materials, observation, discovery and interaction with the other children. Daily group experiences are part of every day, building community while encouraging social skills.

Additional ways in which learning is individualized include:

Academic Studies

A child who completes the full Primary level will generally be able to:

Most importantly, children in the Primary Community develop a love of their school community and a love of learning, finding peaceful joy in their pursuit of knowledge.

Integrated Arts, Cultural and Outdoor Activities

A mixed-aged community of children 30 months to 6 years of age creates a family-like atmosphere where the children assist, teach and share with each other. Snack and lunchtimes are spent preparing the food, setting the table, conversing, cleaning the table, and washing dishes, allowing the cheerful acquisition of practical and social experiences.

Practical, creative and outdoor activities are woven into the daily experience of the children in each classroom. With a natural and easy flow to the outdoors, activities in nature include planting and harvesting their own garden beds, sweeping fall leaves, and nature walks.

Visual arts and music activities include painting, drawing, crafting, beading, singing, playing instruments, dancing and music appreciation. Exposure to foreign languages is also available every day.

Children appreciate the respect, the opportunities for purposeful work, the structure and appropriate freedoms that are offered to them. All of this enables the child to make a smooth transition to the increased challenges of the Elementary Environment with confident optimism.

"Whole" Development Served

Social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth opportunities are supported through Upper Elementary program:

Hours in Attendance

The Elemtary program is a full day session from 8:15am to 3:15pm.

Interested? Get More Information or Schedule a Visit!

Parents can schedule a visit to our classrooms and experience the learning environment first hand. For more information, contact Discovery Montessori at info@discoverymontessori.org or call (360) 337-5745.