Reston Montessori private kindergarten school offers a Montessori Elementary Program for grades 1-3. Each mixed age elementary class is taught by two certified Montessori Elementary teachers and an assistant. A French teacher and a reading specialist are also part of the elementary staff.
At age six, the child moves to what Montessori calls the Second Plane of Development, which encompasses the years from 6 to 12. There are enormous changes in the needs of the child from those of the First Plane, the years from birth to 6. The child is no longer centered on himself and his family but now has a great need to explore society and the world. If the First Plane is the age of “what,” this Second Plane is the age of “why,” “where,” “who,” “when,” and “how.”
“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.”
– Maria Montessori