Montessori Multi-Grade Classrooms

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    There are many advantages of the Montessori multi-age approach.
    * Students stay with the same teacher for two or three years providing uninterrupted learning and strong relationships.
    * Classroom communities have a cooperative, family-like atmosphere where each student is respected and supported.
    * Younger children learn from older children and quickly absorb the academic and social expectations
    * Older children have the opportunity to practice leadership and to teach the younger children, thereby reinforcing what they have learned and allowing them to make meaningful connections to their current work.
    * Multi-grade classrooms provide more opportunities for small-group or individualized work relative to ability and interest.

    Our Montessori classroom teachers hold both a state teaching license and Montessori certification. They are experts in teaching and managing multi-age classrooms and in meeting the individual needs of each student.

    You can learn more about our educational program by visiting the sections for each level under classroom pages.

    Our school is organized into three levels of multi-grade classrooms:


    Children's House - all day pre-K and all day Kindergarten

    Ms. Amanda Dachel

    Ms. Adrienne Horton

    Ms. Michele Lachowitzer

    Ms. Nicole Lundy

    Ms. Anni Wente


    Elementary 1 - first, second and third grades

    Ms. Michelle Anderson

    Ms. Madeline Bodnar

    Mr. Dana Haberman

    Ms. Brianne Hartberg


    Elementary 2 - fourth and fifth grades.

    Ms. Amanda Fraley

    Ms. Anna Gustafson