Elementary II (Ages 9-12)

Upper elementary level (4th-6th grade) students gradually move from manipulative materials to a greater understanding of abstract concepts. Academic content grows more complex. Montessori materials are used to illustrate and teach concepts and Arizona Academic Standards. Mastery learning assumes a new dimension in the upper elementary class as math assessments are used to help determine student progress. Students have many opportunties to practiace 21st century skills such as self-direacted learning, collaboration, communication, and problem solving.

Opportunities for leadership

Students have more opportunities to experience leadership within a broader community, to refine study and time management skills, as well as meeting deadlines responsibly and using textbooks efficiently. Upper elementary students also have opportunities for peer mentoring and tutoring.

An "Excelling" School Since 2004

In 2004 Hermosa was recognized as one of three charter schools in the Tucson area to be labeled an ''excelling'' school by the state of Arizona. This is the highest rank the state awards to public schools, and is given after evaluating tests scores and other assessments.


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

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Meet Hermosa Montessori's Upper 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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