Kawartha Montessori School is the only CCMA accredited school in the Peterborough region offering authentic Montessori education to children 2½ to 14 years of age. Learn more about what we mean when we say “Authentic Montessori.”
The Elementary program
The Elementary program is for children 6 to 12 years of age. Our Lower Elementary program is for children 6 to 9 years of age and our Upper Elementary program is for children 9 to 12 years of age. For an elementary age child this is a period of intense intellectual capacity. The children have boundless imaginations and a desire to go beyond their homes and classrooms to explore their culture and every aspect of the universe. They are drawn to social interactions and have a strong desire to understand social order, moral action, and how they fit within a community. These children are motivated by big challenges, large numbers, and important concepts. Their learning is woven into meaningful context of the larger and universal picture, the interdependence of life, and the interconnectedness of all peoples. In their final year, the elementary child has a deep understanding of the world and a strong skill base to move into the next plane of their development, the Adolescent Community.