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Montessori Education for Lower & Upper Elementary (Grades 1-5) in Chevy Chase, MD

Highly resourced, multi-age classrooms stimulate the minds, spirits, and physical health of students from age 6 to 11: Grades 1, 2, and 3 in the Peace Arbor and Grades 4 and 5 in the Peace Academy. Children progress from concrete to abstract learning, using hands-on materials and technology to build lasting layers of increasingly complex knowledge. Our cross-curricular Montessori program combines math, science, reading, writing, expressive art, foreign languages, yoga, and athletics with social and emotional learning to support character development and an understanding of global societies. 

 

Curriculum

Grades 1-3 Arbor students are ready for complex subject matter and learn about the evolution of life on Earth and the animal and plant kingdoms. For reading, writing,...

Assessment

OFS students in Grades 3, 4, and 5 consistently score at the 90th percentile and above in the Stanford 10 Achievement Test administered annually. The Stanford 10 is a...

Athletics & Fitness

The goals of wellness, physical conditioning, and sportsmanship lead our Elementary school students to experience the full range of benefits that fitness and athletics bring...

Personal Growth

Elementary school years span a major period of social development in children, one tended carefully by OFS teachers and staff to foster each student's unique sense of...

Global Citizens

Knowledge, understanding, and action are foundations of global citizenship and our life as an international peace academy. The Grades 1-3 curriculum focuses on a different...

Learning Cycles

Montessori Middle School education ties abstract concepts together with the information learned across subjects so that students develop systematic and strategic, big-picture...

Self-Discovery

From the "silent moment" to community performances, activities foster inner happiness and creative expression in our Preschool-K students. Little Stars (ages 2-3) and...

Teacher-Student Ratios

The Peace Arbor program for 1st through 3rd grade provides a 1 to 10 ratio of teachers to students. The Peace Academy program for 4th and 5th grade provides a 1 to 9 ratio of...

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