Structured as a 9 – 12 year old Montessori program (Grades 4 to 6 level), Dearcroft’s Senior Elementary class averages 24 students taught by 2 experienced MACTE trained Montessori teachers. Spacious, well-equipped and inviting, our classrooms offer a comfortable and inspiring learning environment. Our enriched Senior Elementary Montessori curriculum meets and exceeds Ministry of Education standards and includes Athletics, French, Music and instruction in the Arts.
Our balanced, integrated lessons offer a comprehensive and exciting education in all academic disciplines. Mathematics, Language and Cultural subjects including History, Geography, Zoology and Botany are augmented by extensive exposure to Grammar, Geometry and Canadian Studies. Our knowledge of Canada is further supported by Dearcroft’s unique Expedition Education program.
During the three year cycle of their academic development in their classroom, our students gain confidence, self-esteem and an impressive level of independence. Their maturity, sense of global awareness and overall citizenship is nurtured and strengthened by their multi-aged experience. In addition to the development of academic skills, this wonderfully stimulating environment fosters creativity, confidence and impressive leadership skills.
Our Senior Elementary students participate in a number of experiential education field trips, one of which is the annual Winter Trip. This 3 day excursion rotates yearly and includes destinations such as Ottawa, Quebec City, Temagami and Algonquin Park.
Semi-annual reporting, parent / teacher conferences and annual standardized testing, ensure the optimal development of each student’s individual potential.
The secret of good teaching is to regard the child’s intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat if flaming imagination.