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The Woods Academy

Where curiosity and confidence thrive.

Lower School Curriculum Overview

Transition from Montessori Preschool

The Lower School provides a smooth transition from the Montessori Preschool program.

While the academic program in the Lower School is not Montessori based, the Montessori methods influence instruction. We make learning intrinsically motivating and provide students with opportunities to lead, teach, interact, and learn by observing others. Students are challenged to achieve their highest potential. Children are encouraged to explore their own interests in journal writing and self-selected reading, and they solve real-life problems.


Transition to Upper School

During their elementary school experience, students develop the study skills necessary for future success including note taking and organization skills. Students develop the habits of mind and character such as independence and self-reliance that will ensure a smooth transition to Grades 5-8.

The Woods Lower School Provides