This component of the Middle School curriculum is intended to empower students to speak with their own, true voices and find out what they are passionate about: the key outcomes identified by Maria Montessori for early adolescence.
Montessori Middle School in Chevy Chase
In the middle school years, the Oneness-Family School Montessori curriculum ties abstract concepts together with the information learned across subjects, equipping students to develop systematic and strategic, big-picture thinking skills.
Middle school students move through themed cycles, exploring concepts through the lens of disciplines including literature, science, and social studies. Students plan and organize their work in consultation with teachers, helping them to establish the focused attention, time management, and organizational skills essential to success in higher education. Working collaboratively on group projects, they learn to lead and be accountable to the team, share responsibility, and gather input towards a common goal.
Internally motivated and empowered to learn as much and as quickly as they desire, our eighth graders enter high school at an advanced level in all academic disciples. They also possess an understanding of the meaningful use of what they've learned.
Physical education classes are offered a minimum of four times per week, with the knowledge of the key role fitness plays in reducing stress and regulating the moods of early adolescence.
Our sixth to eighth graders bond into a tight-knit community that navigates the dramatic changes of adolescence while maintaining a sense of responsibility for the student body of 130 children.
At Oneness-Family School we call our Middle School the Peace Ambassadors because they are ready to manifest their global perspective, creative thinking, and capacity for connection with real-world projects.