LePort Montessori Elementary Quick Facts

Low ratios, to support individualized attention for each child

A 1:12 or better teacher-to-student ratio in Lower Elementary, and 1:15 or better in Upper Elementary. Classes start small in newer programs, and expand over time, typically reaching 25-30 students, with teachers added as enrollment grows.

Montessori-trained Head Teachers in each room

  • Montessori-trained Head Teacher leading each class; training typically from AMI or another MACTE accredited Montessori training program
  • Depending on class size, may have one or two assistant, junior or specialist/subject matter expert teachers

Mixed-age classroom communities

Two mixed-age group levels:
Lower Elementary:
1st – 3rd grade, ages 6-9
Upper Elementary:
4th – 6th grade, ages 10-12

Five hours of instructional time daily, plus optional extended care

  • Core academic day from 8:30am – 3pm
  • Extended care available for early mornings and until 6pm
  • Optional after-school enrichment programs, tailored to each school community

Limited homework assignments, with practice built into the school day

Homework is limited (typically around one hour/week in Lower Elementary) as children have ample time to practice at school. Our goal is to leave afternoons and weekends free for family time and to pursue children’s passions without sacrificing sleep.

Authentic assessment, focused on student growth
No letter grades or grading on a curve; only one standardized test per year, starting in 3rd grade. Detailed rubric-based semi-annual progress reports, student portfolios, and regular communications via the Transparent Classroom online student records system (new for 2017/18).

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