rug-workAll of the essential qualities of an authentic Montessori program are evident in our Lower Elementary learning environments. Students in grades 1-3 form a community of learners who gain precision with specialized materials through large blocks of uninterrupted work time, under the direction of a Lead Guide and the support of a classroom assistant.  Students are expected to hone their scholarly skills through responsible participation in the academic environment, and are provided with experiences in collaborative learning where they develop leadership qualities.