t the heart of Oak Meadow academics is our Montessori curriculum. Current brain research and educational trends support and confirm the values and benefits of Montessori education. Our curriculum is organized as a series of lessons, carefully crafted to meet the developmental needs of every age level, from Children’s House through Middle School. It is supported by an extensive collection of materials, which were developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, to isolate and teach one concept or skill at a time, in the sequence through which they can be mastered best by children. Lessons given simply and concretely in early years at Oak Meadow are introduced several times over succeeding years, with increasing degrees of abstraction and difficulty. Building upon these lessons, Oak Meadow’s Middle School curriculum has been crafted to meet the developmental needs of our seventh and eighth grade students, taking in to account both state and national content standards, current adolescent brain research, and Montessori pedagogy.
The idea and implementation of mixed age groupings hold true to the principles and practices of a Montessori education. Older children help teach younger children as they perfect their own skills, while younger children learn and are inspired by the behavior and interests modeled by older students. Oak Meadow offers the following mixed age groupings:
Beginners: ages 18 months - 3 years
Children’s House: ages 3 - 6 years
Lower Elementary: grades 1, 2 & 3
Upper Elementary: grades 4, 5 & 6
Middle School: grades 7 & 8
We are committed to providing a safe and stimulating learning environment for the social, emotional, intellectual, and creative growth of our students. We invite you to explore each of our program levels to learn more about daily classroom life and curriculum offered. Interested in seeing the Montessori education in action? Contact our Office of Admission today!
In addition to academics, Oak Meadow offers a variety of programs to supplement the school day including our After School Enrichment Program, athletics, the Oak Meadow Summer Program, and Before and After Care. From after school music lessons to soccer and basketball programs and summer fun, Oak Meadow is proud of its myriad offerings.