Jr. High Montessori Principles
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.
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.
Thursday, April 23--Community Meeting hosted by the UE class, 11:00 a.m.
Friday, April 24--Arts Night at the Pembroke Congregational Church 6:15
April 27 to May 1--No school
Saturday & Sunday, May 9-10--JH parking cars at the Deerfield Fairgrounds
Friday & Saturday, May 15-16--Lower Elementary Camping Trip
Wednesday, May 20--Move-up Day 8:30 to 2:45
Monday, May 25--No School
Wednesday, May 27 to June 4--Junior High Road Trip
Thursday, June 11--JH graduation and parent dinner 6:00 p.m.
Friday, June 12--Last day of school for Lower El and Junior High
Saturday, June 13--Potluck and field day--last day of school for Upper El