Montessori units within Bellevue and Arataki Schools offer an enriching and challenging Montessori curriculum for students aged 6-12. Teachers facilitate creativity, independent thinking and responsibility through a specially prepared environment. Within this prepared environment the child is able to work at their own pace with a logical sequence of activities and materials. Teachers make careful observations and record each child’s progress.
The environment and class culture excites the imagination and entices the primary-age child into a quest for knowledge. Historical timelines, pictorial charts, mathematical materials, collections of specimens, stimulating discussions, a teacher to facilitate and support learning stimulates independent thinking and drives individual progress and learning at the child’s pace.