The Cobb School’s Elementary program is designed to encourage children to wonder, work and explore. Lower Elementary children often work in pairs or small groups on a variety of projects, developing their love of learning and building skills they will one day need to be excellent students and productive members of society.
Our Elementary program is a six year plan of studies following Dr. Maria Montessori’s guidelines for a developmentally relevant syllabus for what she termed the second plane of development. Students in the second plane of development typically can be characterized by their reasoning minds; their ability to abstract and imagine; and their passion for research and hands-on exploration. The Cobb School Elementary Program is designed to encourage children to wonder, work, and explore. The school day and the learning environment are organized and structured carefully to allow for sufficient work time and to provide access to the materials needed for in-depth study and investigation.
The elementary course of studies includes life and physical sciences, history, geography, physical education, English language, mathematics, geometry, art, music, Spanish, and gardening. Classroom work is enhanced through trips outside the school to local museums, nature centers, libraries, and theaters.
The Montessori Elementary curriculum fosters students who have a strong feeling of connectedness to all humanity. They have an appreciation of the contributions of their ancestors and of the diverse cultures and countries of the world. They are well prepared to be contributing global citizens.
Lower Elementary Days and Hours
5 Full Days: M-F 8:15 am to 3:15 pm