Elementary

Elementary At OSMS

Our Lower Elementary Philosophy

(Grades 1-3)

Dr. Maria Montessori recognized that the needs of children at this age are different from the needs of preschool aged children. Elementary aged children begin to move from concrete reasoning to being able to understand more abstract ideas. They begin to develop their moral selves and have a greater desire to explore and learn about their environment. Social interaction with peers becomes increasingly important to the elementary aged child. The multi-aged Montessori classroom offers a positive environment for social and moral, as well as educational development. The children help to set the ground rules for the class and decide what should happen if these rules are broken. They also take an active role in helping to care for their classroom environment.
Independent work occupies much of the elementary student's day. Each student plans and follows a daily record that outlines the work he needs to do each day. Our integrated curriculum includes math, geometry, spelling, grammar, reading comprehension, history, geography, and physical and social sciences. In addition to the core subjects, we also offer Art, Spanish, Music, Physical Education and Health. There is opportunity for group work and interaction. Field trips and special visitors enrich and support the curriculum.

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Elementary Hours
All students attend 5 days/week

8:15 AM - 3:30 PM

Our Upper Elementary Philosophy

(Grades 4-6)

Upper Elementary students are ready and eager to embrace larger issues, more abstract concepts, and greater responsibility. Classroom ambiance evolves naturally from the Lower Elementary room. The increasing competence and maturity of the Upper Elementary students gives teachers the chance to offer them new opportunities for social and academic advancement. Students examine current events and delve more deeply into issues requiring the conflict resolution skills that they have been refining over their years at the Ocean State Montessori School. The integrated curriculum provides students with the opportunity to do more complex research and to demonstrate their growing knowledge and skills through the many avenues of expression they have been developing.
In the Upper Elementary student's day, independent work occupies much of the elementary student’s day. Each student plans and follows a daily record that outlines the work s/he needs to do each day. Our integrated curriculum includes math, geometry, spelling, grammar, reading comprehension, history, geography and physical and social sciences. In addition to the core subjects we also offer Art, Spanish, Music, Physical Education and Health. Students have opportunity for group work and interaction. Field trips and special visitors further enrich the curriculum.

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Elementary Hours
All students attend 5 days/week

8:15 AM - 3:30 PM
My son is learning very well and enjoying the process. They learn respect, cooperation and practical life skills. The best part is the joy and enthusiasm he has for learning. The school community of parents, teachers and staff is warm, welcoming and supportive.
- Robin Pfahning

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