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, May 5--Spelling Bee at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 10--4th grade visit to Strawberry Banke
Wednesday, May 11--Junior High Parent dinner 6:00 p.m.
Sat. Sun, May 14 & 15--JH parking cars at the Sheep and Wool Festival
May 17 to 26--Junior High to London and Iceland
Friday, May 20--Lower Elementary Camping Trip
Monday, May 30th--No school, Memorial Day
Wednesday, June 1--Move-up day, new students visit for the day and Kindergarten, 3rd and 5th,6th grade students move up to new classrooms.
Thursday, June 2--Spelling Bee at 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, June 8--Junior High Graduation and Potluck dinner, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, June 10th--Kindergarten Graduation
Monday, June 13th--Summer Program Begins
Last Day of School--Friday June 10 Junior High, Monday June 13 Lower El, Tuesday June 14 Upper El (different ending times because of weekend make-up days)