Newly Expanded Elementary Program
The Northeast Iowa Montessori School is proud to introduce the newly expanded Elementary program starting the 2020-2021 academic school year. Previously called “E1”, which were ages 6-9, will now be called “Elementary” and will be for ages 6-12. This will allow for children aged 9-12 to extend and broaden the foundations set by the previous E1 program. As the children’s thinking becomes more abstract, these older students use hands on materials but start learning abstract concepts. Maria Montessori observed that children between the ages of 9 and 12 are at the height of their intellectual powers. Students are capable of more abstract thinking, creating bigger projects, and delving into deeper learning. What a joy it is to offer this program!