The Lower Elementary
The Lower Elementary Curriculum is organized around three characteristics of the child: his felt need to escape the closed environment, the passage from concrete to abstract, and the emergence of his moral sense.
Curricular areas in the Lower Elementary include the following: Practical Life program, Language Arts, Filipino, Mathematics, Cosmic Education or Cultural subjects such as history, geography, science, biology, arts and music.
Elementary children learn to think for themselves and to take responsibility for their own learning. Montessori teachers are taught to ask the right questions to encourage students to find the answers on their own without waiting for the teacher to tell them the correct answers. Children are also encouraged to conduct research investigation together with their classmates.