• Grade School Department

  • GRADE SCHOOL PROGRAM

    The second stage of development is a “period of uniform growth.” This is characterized by great strength and robustness of the body and mind. Socially, it is marked by the development of the “herd instinct” where children seek each other’s company and form themselves into groups. Morally, this is when the tendency to examine the rightness and wrongness of actions is most expressed and the development of the conscience takes place.

  • Grade School is divided into two (2) levels:

    Primary – corresponds to Grade 1,2, 3. This level consists of children aged 6.0 – 9.6 years old.

    Intermediate – corresponds to Grade 4,5,6. This level consists of children aged 9.0 – 12.6 years old.

  • Grade School Curriculum

    The grade school curriculum, called the Cosmic Curriculum, follows Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophy which is to make the child realize that he is part of the Universe and that he has a special role to play in it. It teaches the child to appreciate the creation of the Universe from the atom, plants and animals to the coming of man. It also teaches them the universal responsibility of mankind – to care for life.

  • Barn Houseis used as a Language material for Primary. It provides a setting for activities for language enrichment, grammar and reading.

  • Puzzle Maps – help build the students’ knowledge of world geography.

     

  • Timeline of Life – is a History material for Primary. It is used to introduce the early beginnings of the earth and the evolution of life until man appeared.

  • Large Bead Frame – is a Math material for Primary. It forms the bridge to abstraction for the decimal system exercise of multiplication.

     

  • Classified Nomenclature Cards – is used to identify the different parts of plants and animals.

  • Geometric Solids – is a Math material used for volume calculation.

  • Invertebrate Chart – is a Zoology material used in the study of invertebrates.

  • Sunburst Chart – helps the child to analyze the basic parts of a sentence and identify their function. Through the simple questions used for analysis, the child is led from concrete awareness to abstract understanding of sentence structure.

  • Cabinet of World Parts – is a Geography material used to label major geographic and political world parts. The student makes use of labeled pin flags of different colors in holes on the maps to identify major features of each continent, blue for water, yellow for mountains, white for islands, etc.