The Lower Elementary Experience
Preparing courageous, adaptive, inclusive leaders for bold thinking and big challenges
The world of possibilities expands…
Starting school year 2024-25 (September 2024 start), SMS offers programs for Lower Elementary students, spanning Grades 1–3 (Ages 6-9 years). Your child is now ready for bigger challenges in a multi-age classroom. Small class sizes and two teachers allow for more personalized attention, fostering strong, enduring relationships between educators and students.
For Ages 6 to 9 years, Grades 1-3
Multi-age classrooms provide a collaborative learning environment and promote peer-to peer learning
8:1 student-to-teacher ratio
Enhance Critical Thinking & Time Management skills
Lower Elementary Curriculum
Whereas before, your child was interested in ‘things,’ now they will focus on the ‘how?’ and the ‘why.’ Teachers present ideas and introduce materials that allow your child to build academic and critical thinking skills while developing a love of learning. Children learn time management skills as they complete work independent of constant teacher direction. SMS Lower Elementary students’ natural curiosity is nurtured through gently guided exploration, allowing them to seek answers to their many questions.
Throughout the lower elementary levels, concrete Montessori materials are employed to offer clear, deep conceptual understanding, and as students master these concepts, they gradually move toward abstract thinking.
SY2024-25 ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN!
You’ve decided that SMS is right for your child?
Thank you for considering SMS. Enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year is now under way. If you haven’t already, we invite you to take the first step in the admissions process and schedule a tour. Once you have toured the SMS campus, you are ready to begin the admissions process. Visit our Admissions page to get started.