Montessori Elementary Program
Boundary Bay Montessori School is proud to be one of the few schools in the Metro Vancouver area to offer Montessori education all the way through grade 7.
- Montessori Elementary Program
- Grades 1 – 7, Ages 6-12
- 8:45 am to 3 pm (out-of-school care available)
Because there is a wider program for varied levels, there are a greater range of options for the student’s individual pace.
Cognitively the Primary child is repeatedly engaging their imagination asking the questions “Why? or How? or When?”, and the Montessori curriculum uses the child’s natural sense of wonder and awe to explore universal questions of scientific, historic and cultural significance. The manipulative learning materials and experiences of the Preschool classroom have provided the foundation for the many hands-on learning opportunities of the Primary class. Concept presentation using a diverse assortment of learning materials is a resounding theme at this level as repetition and novelty are the keys to learning and mastery.
Various learning styles are engaged through the child’s use of a range of materials that teach each Math or Language concepts. Almost every lesson contains an opportunity for multi-intelligence experiences for learning. As early as age 6 our students begin the personal practise of daily homework and undertake accountability for their learning through partnership in 3-way conferences and through leadership during student-led conferences with their parents and teachers.
This is the only level in our program which contains a 4 year age span. We include Year 7 students to remain in and graduate from our Intermediate program. This final year has a particular emphasis in the area of Personal Planning and Life Skills as these students experience graded evaluation of their classroom work in addition to using a criteria-based evaluation profile. This practice prepares them for the experience of the graded system of evaluation used in traditional high school programs.