STAGE 2 AND 3 (6–12 YEARS)

Stage 2 is where children move into what Dr Montessori called the ‘second plane of development’: out of themselves and into the bigger world around them.  It is a very social age where children’s awareness expands to include others.  It is here that they begin to move away from concrete objects and toward abstract concepts and start to see the bigger picture.

Education in Stage 3 builds on the foundations set in Stages 1 and 2, moving still further into abstraction.  The Stage 3 environment reinforces the knowledge already acquired and adds more detail.  All prescribed work is still done within school hours: there is extensive individual work, creative endeavours, research and group projects, all with direction from teachers who support the students’ independent learning by allowing them to follow their own interests…



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