The Montessori elementary classroom is an environment where students actively reinforce the knowledge and skills they acquired in the Early Childhood classroom and are now prepared for more independent, self-directed study. They work cooperatively with the teacher to develop a personal lesson plan, which includes language arts, math, geography, geometry, cultural studies, history, botany, zoology, anatomy, and chemistry..
The elementary experience is a period of culture, where children are eager to learn about their own cultural heritage and that of people around the globe. It is also a time of imagination, which makes it possible to introduce subjects ranging from the study of microscopic creatures to the analysis of distances between galaxies. In all of their studies, students move from the research of concrete objects to more abstract general knowledge.
A significant goal of the elementary program is to help children understand the world around them and their responsibility toward it.