“If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.”

- Maria Montessori

Mixed-Age Classrooms

We guide productive learning experiences with multi-age groups.

How Our Mixed-Age Classrooms Work

In our Montessori classrooms, the students are not divided by age, and such division is rather based on age groups. The intention in all of our educational programs is that the older students can assist and guide the younger in difficult tasks, while the younger can feel free to seek the mentorship of both teachers and more experienced classmates.

At MSC, we have four different educational programs, and they function as consecutive three-year cycles for children in different stages of their lives. The mentor–mentee relationships that can thrive in any program promote a great sense of community, trust, and empathy among our students. 

By seeing their classmates as genuine allies, your children will be able to learn in an environment free of toxic competitiveness. While the younger students will see older as grounded role models, the older can observe the effort made by the younger in tasks already mastered by them, thus seeing the value that lies in practice and hard work.

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Age Division in Our Educational Programs


Primary Program

Ages: 3-6 years
Grades: 3-5K
upper elementary

Lower Elementary Program

Ages: 6-9 years
Grades: 1-3
upper elementary

Upper Elementary Program

Ages: 9-12 years
Grades: 4-6

Advantages of Mixed-Age Classrooms

  • Students see their classmates as allies in the learning experience
  • No unnecessary competitiveness
  • The transition between educational programs takes less of a toll
  • Leadership skills developed by older students
  • Younger students build confidence by seeing older classmates succeed
  • Living in a diverse environment where all skills are respected