Students in the upper elementary grades demonstrate higher level thinking and develop their interpersonal communication skills, which are addressed in the human growth and development and general Montessori curricula. By including upper elementary children in community service projects, they gain a greater understanding of their place in the Milwaukee community.
During these years, students establish stronger language arts and reading skills by focusing on vocabulary development, reading for meaning and effective sentence and paragraph structure. Mathematics activities include interpreting graphs and charts, applying skills to word problems and continuing discussions regarding in-depth algebraic relationships. Students further their scientific knowledge by learning scientific terms, constructing sketches and models, interpreting scientific observations and investigating a variety of topics through hands-on experiments. As part of the social studies curriculum, learners discuss the foundation of the U.S. government and examine major events in our nation’s history.