The MAC Elementary experience empowers students to reach their own personal potential and develop the confidence and capabilities to positively impact their world.
Our Elementary School offers an unparalleled opportunity for children to thrive by combining a progressive Montessori pedagogy, a dynamic experiential program, strong academics, art, music, multimedia arts and a Spanish Language program. It's organized into 3-year programs: the Lower Elementary is 1st through 3rd grade (for students 6-9 years of age) and the Upper Elementary is 4th through 6th grade (for students 9-12 years of age). The mixed age groups allow each child to find a variety of peers at his or her own level of challenge and benefit from the experience of being a follower, observer, and leader.
Our students love acquiring knowledge, and gathering research. This makes our urban location the perfect match for interdisciplinary learning. Museums, historical sites, galleries, libraries, and science centers are within minutes of the school. They are easily accessible by public transportation which takes learning to a whole new level. After all, why just read about it when you can experience it firsthand.
A student:teacher ratio of 9:1 ensures every student is deeply known and loved as a whole being and that each student receives an unparalleled level of individualized attention and multi-age classrooms ensure student leadership and agency.
MAC's Tuition Adjustment Program for K-8 students is designed to help families with a demonstrated financial need receive adjusted tuition, making a MAC education accessible to more students. Tuition adjustment amounts will be informed by FACTS, a third-party service often used by independent schools to securely collect and analyze family financial data. Families with new students applying to MAC and returning students re-enrolling in MAC’s Kindergarten - 8th grade program are eligible to apply. For more information click here.
Elementary Going Out Trips
MAC empowers children to apply their learning while fostering independence and collaboration. Small groups of children go on field trips each week in which the students plan and execute all aspects of the trip. Our unique urban setting allows our children to fully be a part of our exciting city.