ACM’s elementary program is growing! We are excited to add a Montessori-certified, state-licensed teacher to our EL program this year. The elementary program is a unique educational offering for the city of Mobile. Children enjoy an intimate learning environment built on mutual respect, freedom within limits, and community problem-solving. Children explore the Montessori Cosmic curriculum which helps them understand their place in the universe and introduces them to Big History, astronomy, botany, zoology, geography, anthropology and world cultures. Children build a sound academic foundation and critical thinking skills as they initiate and pursue their own research projects, science experiments, works of art, field trips, and work with powerful manipulative materials that teach abstract math and language concepts.
Our elementary classroom is open to students ages 6-9. The program accommodates elementary grades 1-3 this year, with grades up to 6 being added as the program grows. Prior experience in a Montessori environment is ideal, but not required. Students younger than 6 exhibiting developmental, social, and academic readiness for an elementary environment are accepted on a case-by-case basis.