Elementary I (Ages 6-9)

No rote memorization, drill, or teaching to the test

Hermosa elementary students in grades 1-3 do not spend time on rote memorization, and drills. Teachers do not teach to the test, nor assign test taking homework. Students  learn in a multi-age community using an interdisciplinary curriculum model designed to correspond to the developmental stages of children aged 6-9. A variety of materials are used to teach abstract concepts and Arizona Academic Standards. 

Individualized Instruction

Small group and individualized instruction is used to teach elementary students fundamental skills in reading, spelling and writing. Math instruction emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and process, as well as accuracy in computation, and the history of mathematics. Hermosa elementary students learn research skills, science, and perform experiments. They study of needs of people around the world and throughout history. Basic skills are then applied in interdisciplinary themes. Students participate in physical education, art, and music. Classroom experiences are enhanced during field trips.

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Montessori: The Elementary Years from American Montessori Society on Vimeo.


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Meet Hermosa Montessori's Lower Elementary staff.

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Hermosa Montessori School is located in a distinctive Tucson location especially chosen for its beauty.

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Montessori Method

Montessori is both a philosophy and psychology of child growth and development--and an educational system for guiding such growth.

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