General Areas of Study An Interdisciplinary and Individualized Approach Mountaintop students learn at their own pace, unfolding as conscious and capable members of a larger community in order to achieve their full intellectual potential. Montessori classrooms have beautiful, specially designed, hands-on materials which help guide the children through their learning, using concrete experiences to build up to abstract ideas. The curriculum in integrated; the individual subjects build on one another to provide the child with an holistic learning experience. Each classroom is specially arranged in a multi-age grouping, allowing children within each age span to experience the support of their peers when are the youngest and then grow in to the role of teacher as they master the skills appropriate to that level. The following charts include some general topics of study, not inclusive, in each curriculum area. Children’s House Practical Life Care of Self Care of the Indoor Environment Care of the Outdoors Grace and Courtesy Movement Peace Education Conflict Resolution Community Service Care of Self Care of the Indoor Environment Care of the Outdoors Garden-to-Table Grace and Courtesy Peace Education Conflict Resolution Community Service Going Out Care of Self Care of the Indoor Environment Care of the Outdoors Garden-toTable Grace and Courtesy Peace Education Conflict Resolution Mediation Skills Montessori Model UN Community Service Going Out Trip Planning Care of Self/Changes & Choices Personal Growth Journeys Experiential Learning Work on the Land Garden-toTable Grace and Courtesy Peace Education Community Service Service Trips Entrepreneurship Lower Elementary Upper Elementary Middle School 27