Jr. High Montessori Principles

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Welding in the workshop.

Overview

The Montessori 3rd plane of development corresponds with the junior high years (ages 12 to 15, grades 7 to 9.) This is a time when the children become humanistic explorers, seeking to understand their place in society and their opportunity to contribute to it.

The Montessori program for children aged 12 to 15 years is based on the recognition of the special characteristics of adolescence. This is an age of great physical and social development, an age of critical thinking and re-evaluations, and a period of self-concern and self-assessment. It is a transition form childhood to adult with the corresponding physical, mental and sexual maturation. Above all adolescence is like an odyssey--arduous yet exciting adventure--where the adolescent tries to find his of her place in the world.


Camping on Kinsman Pond

The Green Valley School Program

We follow the general principles of Montessori into the adolescent years. Our classroom provides practical activities for the learning of age appropriate curriculum. We have special areas devoted to crafts, photography, woodworking, and technology education. In addition, we plan outward-bound style expeditions and extensive field trips--forays into nature and the community to provide a deeper connection between the student and the adult environment. All of these activities coordinate with our academics to provide a very integrated approach, in the Montessori tradition.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 2--Fourth grade visit to Strawbery Banke

Thursday, May 4--Spelling Bee, 11:00 a.m.

Friday, Saturday May 12-13--Lower El camping trip

Saturday, Sunday May 13-14--Junior High families parking cars at Sheep and Wool Festival at the Deerfield Fairground

Monday to Friday May 15-19--Junior High students to Ferry Beach Ecology School in Saco, ME.

Tuesday, May 23--Community meeting hosted by the Preschool Class, 11:00 a.m.

Monday, May 29--No School, Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 31--Move Up Day. New students to visit the classrooms.

Thursday, June 8--Last day of school, preschool; Preschool Graduation in the a.m.

Friday, June 9--Talent Show and Potluck Dinner, 6:00 p.m.

Monday, June 12--First day of Preschool Summer Program

Thursday, June 15--Last day of school Lower Elementary

Friday, June 16--Last day of school Upper Elementary and Junior High

2017-18 Calendar