A large part of the Elementary Montessori experience is the opportunity to “go out”. As the young child spent the Children’s House years discovering and developing his or her self, the older child spends his time exploring his role in relation to others in the world. Therefore, the ability to “go out” and speak to people who fill different roles in society (bakers, veterinarians, scientists, etc.) is critical to his development. In small groups, with adult supervision, the children leave the classroom to find professionals who can answer questions related to their in-class lessons and research. The group then returns to the classroom to share with their peers.
Additionally, there will be two (2) school wide trips for the Elementary students and occasionally the in five and six year olds in the Children’s House. These trips are planned with the help of the Elementary students and are subject to availability of each location.