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Elementary Program

The Elementary Program at TMA includes children in the age range of 6 to 12 years (1st – 6th grade) and offers students a combination of challenging academics and extensive enrichment experiences. The school day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. with extended day options available from 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 or 6 p.m. The student–teacher ratio for elementary is 1 teacher for each 18 children.

The Elementary Program is divided into two groupings, based on the three-year cycle:

Lower Elementary – 1st to 3rd grade
Upper Elementary – 4th to 6th grade

Curriculum areas include Language Arts, Writing, Mathematics, Geography, Geometry, History, and Science. Students receive individual and small group lessons with personalized instruction in Math and Language Arts with creativity fostered through projects. Community service opportunities are available within the class, school, and greater Arlington area.

Enrichment classes, taught by specialized instructors, occur in the afternoons on Monday – Thursday and all day on Friday: Afternoon enrichment classes include Fitness Education (every day), Spanish, and Computer Lab. Classes attended on Enrichment Friday include:

• Art
• Music
• Conflict Resolution
• Science Lab
• Drama
• Latin
• Fitness Education
• Health

In the spring, there are performance opportunities in Music and Drama for 1st – 6th grade students and in Latin for 4th – 6th grade students.

Indoor Fitness Education

When the cold weather blows in, Mr. Walt always has a plan!

Montessori Elementary Years

Learn how the Montessori Elementary years—ages 6 through 12—prepare children intellectually, emotionally, and socially to navigate the next stage of their education.

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