Emerson Farm Middle School
The Montessori middle school environment is specially prepared to meet the developmental needs of early adolescents. Many supports are in place to help the child experience success, both socially and academically. Students enjoy a strong sense of community carefully built through team-building activities, the structure of the curriculum, and by practicing respect for oneself and others. Classroom materials reflect their burgeoning ability to think more abstractly, yet provide hands-on, tactile support when needed. The classroom itself is a warm and inviting place, with comfortable furniture and open seating arrangements. Multi-age grouping continues to play a vital role in the classroom. Older students are frequently sought as mentors or guides by younger students in the class. Students support one another through collaboration and group work assignments, practicing important socialization skills in the process. Large blocks of uninterrupted work time in the morning and the afternoon ensure students may work at a pace that is comfortable for them, on work of their choice. Finally, work is structured to meet individual needs so students may work to their potential, and feedback is provided to help guide their progress.
We welcome you to come and visit our classroom to see for yourself this unique learning environment.
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