Upper Elementary (9-12 Years) Montessori Curriculum at Sharanalaya
Understanding the Montessori Approach for 9-12 Years Old
During the ages of 9 to 12, children are on the cusp of adolescence. They begin to seek more independence, question the world around them, and develop a deeper sense of self. A study by the American Academy of Pediatrics highlights the importance of fostering critical thinking, collaboration, and self-expression during these formative years. At Sharanalaya, our Montessori Upper Elementary curriculum is tailored to nurture these evolving needs, offering a stimulating environment that challenges and supports students in equal measure.
Our curriculum Overview
The Upper Elementary Montessori curriculum at Sharanalaya is a harmonious blend of academic rigor and experiential learning. Rooted in the Montessori philosophy, our program encompasses
Advanced arithmetic, geometry, and algebra concepts
Comprehensive literature studies, creative writing, and grammar.
Biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental studies
History, geography, and civics, with a Montessori global perspective
Arts and Music
Exploration of various art forms, music appreciation, and performance.
Sports, yoga, and fitness activities promoting physical well-being.
Emphasizing the Quality of Our Montessori Educators
At Sharanalaya, our educators are our pillars. Every teacher in the Upper Elementary section is not only academically qualified but also extensively trained in the Montessori method. Continuous professional development ensures they are equipped with the latest Montessori pedagogical techniques, ensuring every student benefits from a rich, dynamic learning experience.
The Value of Montessori Mixed-Age Classrooms
Our Montessori Upper Elementary classrooms are vibrant hubs of mixed-age interactions. This setting promotes peer learning, fosters leadership skills, and encourages collaboration. Older students mentor their younger peers, while younger students benefit from the guidance and experience of their elders.
Sharanalaya's Montessori Legacy
With a history spanning over two decades, Sharanalaya stands as a beacon of Montessori education. Our commitment to authentic Montessori practices, combined with a forward-thinking approach, has guided thousands of students on their educational journey, molding them into confident, compassionate, and globally-aware individuals.
Sharanalaya’s Upper Elementary program is enriched by a diverse student community. We are proud to have students from various parts of the city, including Akkarai, Shollinganallur, ECR, OMR, and other neighboring areas. This diversity brings a wealth of perspectives to our classrooms, fostering mutual respect and understanding.
We’re conveniently accessible for families residing in Akkarai, Sholinganallur, OMR, and other parts of the ECR region.
Safety is paramount. We adhere to strict safety protocols, have security personnel at strategic locations, and ensure our educators are trained in safety measures.