“Everything that has ever been invented by man is a fruit of his imagination. Without it, we are helpless in comprehending history, geography, and if we want to reveal to the child the vastness of the Universe, what, if not imagination, will help us”
In Montessori grades 6-12 there aren’t the usual school attributes such as textbooks and desks. There are no grades or homework here. Having the opportunity to move at their own pace, choose their own strategy in working on a certain topic, children develop deep internal motivation in gaining knowledge. Here, children develop a stable skill to learn independently, realizing their responsibility for the achieved result.
Children have at their disposal scientifically prepared Montessori materials, impressive maps, tables, story strips, expressive layouts and designs, a laboratory and an art zone. Older children also actively refer to research materials conducted by scientists, or to scientific and popular science sources.
The main need for children aged 6-12 is to work in a group of their peers. In a prepared environment of the class, they work together on their projects and conduct research outside of the class. In this collaborative work, children become responsible, learn to take care of each other, develop empathy, and also build strong friendship.
Much attention in the educational process is paid to studying English. Classes are held in the classroom using grammatical Montessori materials, as well as in separate groups, where children learn the language in accordance with their level of English. We consider it important for children to acquire the skill of oral speech, therefore, in the annual program, we plan going out, theater performances in English, and using modern communication programs.
The program is led by the Montessori teacher Svetlana Chashnikova (who earned an AMI International diploma in working with children aged 6-12) with the support of Montessori assistants and teachers of extracurricular programs.
The program runs 5 days a week.
The main program is from 8.30 am to 4 pm.
Additional extracurricular classes are held daily from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
These are various art, music, sports and themed activities. They help children better understand and feel their body, develop an ear for music, find new fields of interest for themselves and succeed in them. Children and parents may choose from what our school offers: creative dance, painting, art workshops, the Chinese game of Go, aikido, Chinese language and theater.