Montessori program philosophy has been linked to the teaching of critical thinking skills, developmentally appropriate instruction, multicultural curriculum, multi-sensory curriculum, integrated curriculum and cooperative learning. The Montessori method is based on a child’s natural desire to learn. Students actively learn within a prepared environment of attractive, carefully sequenced materials and engage in many independent tasks that they complete at their own pace. The Montessori program is organized into multi-aged classrooms that include the lower elementary for 1st through 3rd graders and the upper elementary that include 4th and 5th graders.

Schools Offering Montessori

Beaufort Elementary School
River Ridge Academy

Montessori Applications

Parents seeking to enroll their children in either of the two Montessori program – even those parents who live within the Beaufort Elementary and River Ridge Academy attendance zones – must complete a school choice application form and designate Montessori as their instructional choice.