Kindergarten – 5th Grade Montessori & Academic Program Outline
The Elementary program at CMS has a solid focus on academic excellence and character
development. The Elementary student will begin to explore and master subjects that
build and expand upon the concepts developed with Practical Life and Sensorial. These
concepts are continually developed through real world experience and applications.
The Whole-Language Approach- presents an introduction followed by consistent development
and a true appreciation for the world of reading, composition and literature.
International Studies, History, Geography, Economics and Citizenship are introduced
early in the curriculum. These topics and tools are used to foster a love of history
and world culture.
Advanced Mathematical Concepts- Rapid progression begins with the decimal system
and move through more complex concepts of algebra, geometry, logic and statistics.
These and other mathematical principals are presented and studied in practical applications
that make sense in the real world.
Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy and Computer Science- Each introduction
into the world of science allows the student to explore the environment around him
and to experience them in a more hands on atmosphere.
Spanish- Concepts taught include the basics of counting, colors, greetings/farewells
and expand to a larger vocabulary and basic communication skills.
Physical Education classes are conducted 3 times a week.
Health classes are conducted 3 times a week.
Music-Explored daily by the Montessori lead teacher and assistants.
Art-explored on a daily basis in the classroom with an emphasis on creativity and
With the recent introduction of federal Standards of Learning (SOL), Courthouse Montessori
School will refer to these standards as a guide to ensure that our students are able
to excel beyond the requirements set by the public school system.