Upper School

1st – 6th Grade

The Upper School includes children in the age range of 6 to 12 years, the traditional elementary years, and offers students a combination of challenging academics and extensive enrichment experiences.

7:00 am to 6:00 pm

The school day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm. We provide Before Care between 7:00-8:30 am and Extended Day options from 3:30–4:30 pm or 3:30-6:00 pm. 

1:18 Ratio

The student–teacher ratio for elementary is 1 teacher for up to 18 children.

Lower Elementary Stamp Game, The Montessori Academy of Arlington, Private School Arlington TX


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

1st to 3rd grade

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 through Thursday and all day on Friday. Afternoon enrichment classes include Spanish, Computer Lab, and daily Fitness Education. Classes attended on Enrichment Friday include:

  • Art
  • Music
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Science Lab
  • Drama
  • Latin
  • Fitness Education/Wellness

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

Video Resources

How to Montessori at Home

Many parents are home with children and wondering, “What do I do with them all day, every day?” Here is some guidance on how to Montessori at home.

Find out more about the Elementary Montessori Classroom from AMS

Our Lower Elementary Lead Teacher, Mrs. Proctor, took part in making an American Montessori Society video which provides and overview of how an elementary Montessori classroom works.