4th, 5th & 6th Grades (Ages 9-12)

The Upper Elementary Program, for children ages 9 – 12, (grades 4, 5, and 6), continues to center on reason, relationships and community and refine these skills that began in Lower Elementary. These children work together and make choices. Self-confidence is enhanced with new challenges and, in collaboration with the teacher, multiple levels of learning take place, maximizing the individual potential of each child. Each child works at their own rate and pace.


  • Exercises of logical agreement
  • Word study
  • Grammar analysis with grammar boxes
  • Sentence analysis

Skill development:

  • Handwriting
  • Dictionary skills
  • Composition
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling
  • Parts of speech
  • Diagramming
  • Reading Writing

 Social Studies:

  • Geography cabinet
  • Socio-economic geography
  • Classified nomenclature of geography
  • Timeline of life history
  • Timeline of man’s history
  • Timeline of civilizations
  • History of one’s country
  • History of one’s state
  • Civic responsibilities


  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Physics
  • Scientific inquiry
  • Chemistry
  • Science experiments


  • Addition
  • Multiplication
  • Subtraction
  • Division
  • Multiples and factors
  • Prime numbers
  • Fraction equivalences
  • Operations with fractions
  • Complex operations with fractions
  • Binomials and polynomials
  • Study of powers with beads
  • Square root with golden beads
  • Square root with pegs
  • Study of decimals
  • The metric system
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Calculus
  • Addition with carrying
  • Subtraction with borrowing
  • Estimation
  • Long division

  • Lowest common multiple
  • Highest common divisor
  • Fraction equivalences
  • Operations with fractions
  • Binomials and polynomials
  • Computation of powers
  • Square root
  • Problem solving/word problems
  • Decimals
  • Cubing
  • Computation of percentage

  • Computation of average Ratio and proportions
  • Geometry
  • Protractor
  • Study of Perimeters Study of similarity
  • Second series of constructive triangles
  • Study of congruency
  • Construction of figures with a compass
  • Theorems of Pythagoras and Euclid
  • Measuring angles
  • Study of equivalence
  • Yellow material for the study of volume

My son just graduated 8th grade from Summit-Questa Montessori School and I couldn’t be more proud, thankful & prepared for high school! My son got an exceptional education, his growth was amazing to watch unfold in this kind, loving & supportive community! I never had the privilige to attend a private or a Montessori school, but I see the difference and I am so thankful my son did! Thank you Ms. Judy & all your amazing teachers & staff! We will miss you all very much! xoxox

Michele Evans

Great school. My daughter is incredibly happy. Teachers really care for children. In addition, they always have wonderful field trips.

Thierry Watters

Ready to get serious about education!

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