Elementary School is, in some ways, the most important time in a student’s academic career. Our Elementary School moves from the Montessori Method to a traditional progressive program. Beginning in Kindergarten where the teacher-student ratio is 1:10, the curriculum reflects a learning environment of increased structure, accountability, and independent learning. The program is academically challenging while continuing to instill a love of learning as the children gain confidence through performance. Students are given extensive opportunities for hands-on exercises to reinforce learning. The atmosphere in the Elementary School is designed to support learning centers, team teaching, and cooperative learning techniques. Theories about multiple intelligences, neurodevelopment, neuropsychology, and emotional IQ are incorporated into the curriculum.