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
(1st - 3rd grade)
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
Two trained Montessori teachers direct the class and are supported by two assistant teachers
Spanish, Music, and P.E. teachers complete the staff
Upper Elementary Program
(4th - 5th grade)
Children enter at the 4th grade level
Upper elementary students attend school 5 days a week, from 8:30am-3pm
One trained Montessori teacher directs the class, supported by a co-tacher and an assistant teacher
Spanish, Music, Art and P.E. teachers complete the staff
Upper Elementary Head Teacher
Upper Elementary Co-Teacher