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Lower Elementary

6 - 9 Years

This 8:45 AM -3:45 PM Lower Elementary program is specifically geared towards 6-9 year olds. We offer state of the art classrooms and labs for Language, Art, Science, Library and Computers. We also provide individual music studios for one-on-one music lessons and an extensive Elementary Lounge for before and after care.

The Dublin campus has an acre of playground, sports fields, and picnic areas. There is an on-site school nurse, spacious classrooms, and independent cleanroom grade air handling.

The program offers critical thinking skills, developmentally appropriate instruction, a multicultural, multi-sensory and integrated curriculum, and cooperative learning. Students actively learn within a prepared environment of attractive, carefully sequenced materials, as well as Enrichment programs. These include but are not limited to:

  • Music
  • Garden (Including Botany And Zoology )
  • Science
  • Art
  • Immersion Foreign Language in Spanish or Mandarin
  • Physical Activity

The class ratio is 1:10 and the classroom has a maximum size of 20. As always Fountainhead offers an inclusive program with optional before and after daycare and optional summer camps.

The prepared environment of the Lower Elementary classrooms consolidates the foundation of concrete learning developed during the Transitional/Kindergarten years and provides ever-increasing opportunities for abstract thought.

How Fountainhead Facilitates True Individualized Learning In Lower Elementary

As students move through the Elementary grades, teachers use additional assessments to those used in Transitional Elementary, to measure growth in foundation skills such as math facts, math operations, applied math, spelling, reading and writing. Through weekly one-on-one mini-conferences and review of work plans, teachers gather the information needed to guide each student to new skills and higher expectations. We understand that progress is not just about improving one’s skills in isolation. The skills need to be applied to new learning situations and they need to be shared with others.

Along with solid academic skills, we consider the “4 Cs” (critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity). Our elementary Montessori environment provides many opportunities for students to practice all the mentioned skills on a daily basis. Teachers are skilled in observation and detailed record keeping. Montessori teachers understand that observation and detailed record keeping are crucial in guiding the students to reach their full potential socially and academically. Each Spring, starting in the 2nd grade, students will take the Stanford Achievement test to further reinforce standards of learning.

Please note that children must be 6 years of age by September 1st to be eligible for this class.

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Lower Elementary Daily Schedule

  • 8:30 AM

    Arrival/Head to Class

  • 8:35 - 8:45 AM

    Classroom Meeting

  • 8:45 - 11:45 AM

    General group lessons and individual lessons (grammar, word study, math, cultural, geography, etc.). Each child will have their own work plan with their assignments for the week. Some assignments will be follow-up work and some will be individual lessons that will be given. Students have the flexibility to organize their work time as they would like.

  • 11:45 - 12:00 PM

    Yoga

  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM

    Lunch and Recess

  • 1:00 - 3:00 PM

    Afternoon Enrichments – See Daily Enrichment Schedule

  • 3:00 - 3:30 PM

    Closing Routines

  • 3:30 PM

    Dismissal

Daily Enrichment Schedule

  • Monday Yoga, Science (Alder), Music (Spruce), and Spanish/Mandarin Immersion Tuesday
  • Tuesday Yoga, Art (Alder), Science (Spruce and Distance Learning)
  • Wednesday Yoga, Physical Education, Art (Spruce), and Spanish/Mandarin Immersion
  • Thursday Yoga, Music (Alder), Garden (Spruce), and Spanish/Mandarin Immersion
  • Friday Yoga, Garden (Alder), Physical Education (Spruce), Art (Spruce), and Spanish/Mandarin Immersion

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