Dr. Montessori saw children change profoundly from the Primary to the Elementary years, in how they approach each other and how they encounter their environment
The Elementary years are divided into two multi-age groups: Lower Elementary classrooms for children ages 6 to 9 in grades 1 to 3, and Upper Elementary classrooms for children ages 9 to 12 in grades 4 to 6. Unlike birth order which remains constant throughout life, multi-age classrooms offer Elementary children the opportunity to be the youngest, middle, and oldest among peers as they move through the three-year cycle. Children learn to receive help and offer help as a natural part of life in the classroom community.
Post Oak offers a much broader educational experience. We know they’re going to be challenged academically; that’s not even a concern of ours. Some of the aspects we love are that community service is a part of the curriculum, everyday manners are a part of the curriculum, the child’s individual intellectual journey is so well respected—we love that part of it. So for these reasons and many more, we choose the Post Oak educational experience.John Reed