Primary Program
4755 Prosperity Church Road
Charlotte, NC 28269

(704) 503-6000

Elementary Program
9026 Mallard Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28262

Secondary Program
4125 Johnston Oehler Road
Charlotte, NC 28269

 

Middle School

Grades 7 and 8
Countryside Montessori Middle School is a holistic program that addresses the needs of the adolescent student in a self-contained classroom for both seventh and eighth grades. Students and teachers work together to promote a community atomosphere of learning. Students who wish to be active participants in their education will thrive in this environment whether or not they have had a previous Montessori background.
 
Goals
 Countryside Middle School student matriculate into our High School program as:
  • intellectually reflective people with good study habits and organizational skills 
  • caring and ethical individuals
  • good citizens 
  • people with healthy self-esteem

Focused on the Early Adolescent
The Middle School strives to fill the needs of the early adolescent. The 12-15 year old is caught between hanging onto the remnants of childhood and being plunged into adulthood. At this crucial period in time, most students thrust into large, impersonal schools where they have few friends and know and trust even fewer adults. Studies show young adolescents are far more at risk for self-destructive behaviors such as educational failure, drug and alcohol abuse, and violence than ever before. Countryside’s Middle School provides a safe, secure and developmentally appropriate environment to ensure that all students can reach their full potential.

Curriculum
The Middle School's mastery-based learning includes language arts, pre-algebra, algebra, life science, physical science, Spanish, and social studies. The program allows students to pursue research areas and to extend their learning beyond the classroom. This is accomplished through independent study, extended field trips, outreach, a student-run business, and community internships. Parents, teachers and students work in partnership to guide the self-actualization of the student. 

"The first aim of the prepared environment is, as far as it is possible, to render the growing child independent of the adult. "    
Dr. Maria Montessori in "The Secret of Childhood"





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