Lower Elementary (1st – 3rd grade)
Discovery Woods configures its classrooms in the 3-year age groupings typical of Montessori schools. Mixed age groups offer the children a variety of peers at their own social, emotional and academic level.
Discovery Woods offers beautiful and rich learning environments filled with specialized learning materials designed to inspire the elementary student to explore and discover. Teachers hold Minnesota teaching licenses and are highly trained in Montessori methods. Discovery Woods strives to encourage students toward self-directed learning while encompassing state standard curriculum. Montessori materials are used in the elementary classrooms to introduce concepts and allow the students to practice with hands-on manipulatives. This way children gain a deeper understanding of new things than they would if they were given a workbook or blackboard lesson. Textbooks and worksheets are rarely used.