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ELEMENTARY PROGRAM 

 

The elementary student is ripe for the bigger concepts, more abstract thinking, and greater connection of ideas that this plane of development invites. The role of the teacher is to strike the imagination...and bring the child into this new world of learning.

The Sunrise Elementary program offers individualized instruction and discussion-oriented lessons, covering math, language, botany, zoology, geography and history. Children develop a solid mastery of material in these core areas. Physical education, fine arts, music and Spanish are also important aspects of the curriculum.

 

The development of concentration and time management empowers each child with a sense of responsibility for his own learning. The multi-age classrooms allow students to serve as tutors and role models for one another, reinforcing both academic and social skills.

 

The sense of community and self-esteem flourish as students care for their environment and work together to establish rules to solve group and individual problems. These experiences are all steppingstones toward developing an understanding of and responsibility toward the local and world communities. Upon graduation from elementary, Sunrise students easily make the transition to middle school. Proudly, confidently, they step out into the world with the skills and desire to learn, make good choices and contribute positively throughout their lives.

 

Lower Elementary Program

(ages 6 – 7 years)

 

  • To enter lower elementary, the child must be 6 years by September 1st

  • Lower elementary students attend school 5 days a week, from 8:30am-3pm

  • One trained Montessori teacher directs the class and is supported by two trained assistant teachers

  • Spanish, Music, and P.E. teachers complete the staff

  • Extended Care available from 8-8:30am and 3-5pm


 

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Julie Macdonald

Lower Elementary Teacher

Jan Ilsley

Lower Elementary Assistant Teacher

Jessie Songer 

Lower Elementary Assistant Teacher

Lucie Szakallas

Lower Elementary Assistant Teacher

Upper Elementary Program

(ages 8 – 10 years)

  • Children enter at the 3rd grade level

  • Upper elementary students attend school 5 days a week, from 8:30am-3pm

  • Two trained Montessori teachers direct the class, supported by two trained assistant teachers.

  • Spanish, Music, Art and P.E. teachers complete the staff

  • ​Extended Care available from 8-8:30am and 3-5pm

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Judy Donovan

Upper Elementary Teacher

Amber Hutton

Upper Elementary Teacher

Mel Oftadel

Upper Elementary Assistant Teacher

Heather Dunmyer 

Upper Elementary Assistant Teacher