ELEMENTARY

Elementary children have a questioning, imaginative mind, a strong moral and social orientation and unlimited energy for research and exploration. They move from the concrete through their own efforts and discovery to the abstract – thus greatly expanding their field of knowledge.

Elementary children work in small groups on a variety of projects which spark the imagination and engage the intellect. Lessons given by the teacher direct the children toward activities which help them to develop reasoning abilities and learn the arts of life.

Children from six to twelve, are driven to understand the universe and their place in it. Their capacity to assimilate all aspects of culture is boundless. Elementary studies include geography, biology, history, religious formation, language, mathematics in all its branches, science, music and art. Exploration of each area is encouraged through trips outside the classroom to community resources, such as the library, local stores and museums. This inclusive approach to education fosters a feeling of connectedness to all humanity, and encourages their natural desire to make contributions to the world.