Upper Elementary Program: Grades 4-5

Students in our Elementary School Program attend school from 8:30 to 3:00. Building upon the foundational learning of the Lower Elementary program, Upper Elementary students are poised and ready to apply their knowledge to make deeper connections in their learning and dive deep into areas of interest. Maturity and the development of abstract reasoning skills allow students to explore new aspects of their interaction with the learning environment, peers, and the curriculum. The Upper Elementary Montessori classroom provides students with:

  • Rich curriculum based on 4th and 5th grade standards, which are interwoven for dynamic understanding, personal interest, and real world application
  • Montessori trained Instructors reach students as the individual learners that they are, while creating significant opportunities for collaborative work in the classroom
  • Social Emotional Learning, conflict resolution, and development of self are delivered and experienced each and every day through lessons, forums, and day-to-day interactions
  • Dynamic classroom environments that allow for freedom of movement, choice, and independence
  • Semester-long intensive studies in specific global skills which include Technology, Global Citizenship, Environmental Stewardship, and Entrepreneurship
Montessori School of Denver Approach to Geography and History

At MSD, Upper Elementary is student-centered

    The MSD Upper Elementary learning environment is experiential, socially interactive, challenging, collaborative, reflective, and student-centered. Students learn the social cognition skills necessary to build a classroom community that is supportive, inclusive and respectful of individual ideas and learning.

    Overall, the program promotes confidence and achievement, reinforcing the importance of responsibility, service, ownership of knowledge, and integrity.

    Come see for yourself what a community of students who are responsible for their own learning in a healthy and caring community looks like!

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    MSD Programs

    Click on the images below to learn more about MSD’s academic programs.

    Montessori School of Denver Admissions to Toddler | Montessori Toddlers are 2-3 years old at MSD | MSD Toddler students plant, garden, and care for their environment


    Ages 2-3

    Our toddler village early learning environment is built for exploration and practical life skills; with a playground just their size, a garden area, and dedicated outdoor workspaces for each classroom. Learn more here.

    Montessori School of Denver Admissions to Kindergarten and Primary Programs | Primary Sensorial and Math in a Montessori Classroom

    Primary and Kindergarten

    Ages 3-6

    MSD Preschool and Kindergarten programs focus on helping students to make thoughtful choices, develop concentration, and engage in caring and purposeful interaction with their environment. Learn more here.

    Lower Elementary

    Ages 6-9, Grades 1-3

    The MSD Lower Elementary program offers students a rich curriculum based on individual understanding that is challenging, collaborative, and interwoven with real world application. Learn more here.

    Montessori School of Denver Admissions to Lower Elementary or Grades 1-3

    Upper Elementary

    Ages 9-11, Grades 4-5

    MSD’s Upper Elementary program expands the rich curriculum to focus on confidence and achievement, reinforcing the importance of responsibility, service, ownership of knowledge, and integrity. Learn more here.

    Montessori School of Denver Admissions to Upper Elementary School or Grades 4 and 5 | MSD Upper Elementary students tend to the urban farm and garden | care for environment
    Montessori School of Denver Admissions to Middle School | Montessori Middle School Science

    Middle School

    Ages 11-14, Grades 6-8

    We have designed every facet of our Middle School curriculum with smart, compassionate emphasis on social-emotional growth; strong, core academics; and a global education at the forefront. Learn more here.

    Montessori School of Denver Specials Classes include Music and Theater among others | MSD Middle School students perform Willy Wonka Jr. for the MS Play | Montessori Middle School


    MSD’s Specials program enriches the already robust Montessori curriculum and school culture, providing students a more rounded education. Specials classes are in addition to regular classroom studies and include physical education, music and theater, art, Spanish, library sciences, and handcraft. Our Urban Farm program is also part of our Specials program. Learn more here.