Lower Elementary Education (6-9 Years) at Sharanalaya
Nurturing Curiosity – The Montessori Way
The lower elementary phase at Sharanalaya is a transformative period where children transition from the concrete to the abstract. Building on their primary foundation, students in this phase are introduced to more complex concepts, while still retaining the Montessori essence of self-directed learning.
Characteristics of the Lower Elementary Child
Children in the lower elementary age group are marked by their burgeoning curiosity and increasing independence. They begin to ask “why” and “how,” seeking deeper understanding and connections. Their social interactions become more nuanced, and they start to understand the complexities of relationships and group dynamics.
The Interactive Environment – Montessori Pedagogy
The Montessori classroom for lower elementary students is designed to foster interaction, exploration, and discovery. It’s a space where children can work individually or in groups, delving into subjects that pique their interest. The environment is both nurturing and challenging, ensuring that every child feels supported yet stimulated.
Our curriculum Overview
Subjects They Learn
Introduction to more complex operations, problem-solving, and the beginnings of algebraic thinking.
Advanced reading, grammar, vocabulary development, and creative writing.
Exploration of the natural world, basic principles of physics, biology, and chemistry.
Geography & History
Understanding of continents, countries, cultures, and basic historical events.
Expression through various mediums like drawing, painting, music, and drama.
Advanced exercises that promote independence, organization, and problem-solving.
Introduction to diverse cultures, traditions, and global awareness.
Emphasis on Holistic Development
While academic excellence is a key focus, Sharanalaya’s lower elementary program also emphasizes the holistic development of the child. Activities that promote physical well-being, emotional intelligence, and social skills are integral to the curriculum
Our Dedicated Teachers
At Sharanalaya, the backbone of our success lies in our team of dedicated Teachers. Each teacher is not only highly qualified but also extensively trained in the Montessori pedagogy. Their deep understanding of the Montessori method, combined with their passion for teaching, ensures that every child receives an enriching and authentic Montessori experience. Continuous professional development is a hallmark at Sharanalaya, ensuring our educators stay abreast of the latest in teaching methodologies and child psychology
The Magic of Mixed-Age Classrooms
One of the unique features of Sharanalaya’s Montessori environment is our mixed-age classrooms. This setup allows younger students to learn from their older peers, while the older students reinforce their knowledge by teaching concepts they’ve already mastered. This dynamic creates a collaborative learning environment where students not only learn academic concepts but also values like patience, leadership, and empathy. It mirrors the real-world environment where interactions aren’t age-restricted, preparing them for real-life challenges.
Sharanalaya's Long Legacy
Founded in 2001, Sharanalaya has been a beacon of Montessori education for over two decades. Our journey has been marked by unwavering commitment, innovation, and a deep understanding of child-centric education. Over the years, we have guided more than 1000 students, helping them unlock their potential and nurturing them into well-rounded individuals. Our legacy is not just in the number of years we’ve been operational but in the countless success stories of our students who’ve made a mark in diverse fields
At Sharanalaya, we believe in the strength of community. Our students hail from various parts of the city, including Akkarai, Shollinganallur, ECR, OMR, and other nearby regions. This diversity enriches our school culture, fostering a sense of unity and mutual respect among students.
We’re conveniently accessible for families residing in Akkarai, Sholinganallur, OMR, and other parts of the ECR region.
How do you handle children with different learning paces and styles in the Lower Elementary program?
Absolutely! We have a well-structured transition program that ensures students are prepared, both academically and emotionally, as they progress to the Upper Elementary level.
How do you support children with special needs or those requiring additional assistance in the Lower Elementary program?
Inclusivity is at the heart of Sharanalaya’s ethos. Our educators are equipped to identify and support children with special needs. We collaborate with specialists when needed to ensure every child receives the support they require.
The safety of our students is paramount. We adhere to strict safety protocols, have security personnel at strategic locations, and ensure our educators are trained in safety measures to guarantee the well-being of every student.