The Elementary program has a vast curriculum covering all the Sunshine State's Standards and goes beyond the minimum levels in exposure to advanced concepts in all subjects. Like Primary, Montessori Elementary is organized in three-year age groupings. The Teacher/Student Ratios are not more than 10 to 1. The Hallmark of Montessori Education is the use of Hands-On materials, which clearly define abstract topics like multiplication, algebra, geometry and language skills in a fun, challenging manner that allows children to progress at their own pace. The Montessori Teachers are Observers, providing guidance to self-directed students. Our students test off the charts when it comes time to enter middle school, but the most important qualities instilled in a Montessori Elementary environment are these: Self Esteem, Student Empowerment and Individual Responsibility, Self Motivation and Self Organization, Love of Learning, Global Viewpoint, Strong Basis in Abstract Concepts and Critical Thinking Skills.