A Go Ask Mom reader passed this along and I thought I'd share: Pinewoods Montessori School in Hillsborough will offer an upper elementary class with a dedicated teacher starting in the upcoming school year.
Enrollment is now open for new students, preferably with a Montessori background, in fourth, fifth and sixth grade.
“We are very excited to be growing our elementary program and serving our older students with an Upper Elementary classroom and teacher,” says Pinewoods head of school Jennifer Sewell in a press release. “The low teacher-student ratio and the flexibility of the curriculum makes for an exciting educational opportunity.”
Says the release: "The Upper Elementary classroom provides a true community in which students meet not only superior academic standards, but are also part of an environment where they develop a strong sense of 'being' and become independent, self confident and self disciplined individuals. Time management, organization, and setting reasonable, responsible goals are a priority at this level. It is a time when children cross the bridge between using hands–on, manipulative materials and the abstract understanding of concepts."
Pinewoods offers a Montessori education for kids ages 18 months to 12 years in classrooms that support and encourage independent thinking, collaborative working and a lifelong love of learning.
It's at 109 Millstone Dr. in Hillsborough.