Elementary Program

My daughter has been attending Sunstone for the past four years, and we couldn’t be happier with the school, teachers, and community. She is getting a very well-rounded education, and is able to do work at her own pace, some of which is two to three grade levels more advanced than her actual grade level. Most importantly, she loves her school and is never bored. We highly recommend Sunstone.

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Nuts and Bolts

Woodstock Campus

Lower Elementary Ages 6-9 Years

Upper Elementary Ages 9-12 Years

September – June

Drop-off: 8:00-8:20am

School Day: 8:30am – 3:00pm

Extended care is available 7:30-8:00am and 3:00-5:30pm.

Tuition and Fees

SUPPORT FOR OUR FAMILIES

Sunstone offers Winter, Spring, and Summer Break care to support our working families. All of our extended care options are led by classroom staff and follow the guiding principles of Montessori.

We also provide nutritious, freshly prepared snack platters each morning, and offer hot, homemade lunch for purchase every school day.

Sunstone’s Delicious Food Program

Enrollment Availability

Admissions tours and tour waitlist for the 2024-25 school year are full. Tour scheduling for the 2025-26 school year will open in September 2024. We encourage you to check back then.

If you have further enrollment questions, please email our admissions team. We look forward to sharing Sunstone with you!


Maria Montessori observed a change in children around the age of six, and developed the Elementary curriculum specifically for children between the ages of six and twelve years old.

Elementary children use their newly developing powers of reason and imagination to explore not only the world they can experience directly, but further, to explore everything that is too small, too big, too long ago, or too abstract to observe. Elementary children ask big questions such as: “How did it begin? Why? Where is it leading? What is its purpose?”

Inspired by the evocative ‘Great Lessons’ from their Guide, students choose and carry out work independently and cooperatively, learning to balance freedom and responsibility as they track their work, set goals, follow their interests, and engage in explorations both inside and outside the classroom.

The scope of the Elementary classroom is literally the entire universe, and Montessori students regularly find that their interests and work take them far beyond the public school curriculum.

After a brief group gathering at 8:30, the child’s day begins with a three-hour, uninterrupted work period. This morning work period supports the child’s ability to sustain focus for prolonged time periods.

A child can choose to work on one large project like a research project or a huge math problem, or may choose to engage in several smaller projects. After one-hour of lunch and recess, the afternoon is spent on extended work, lesson time and activities such as PE or a second language. Dismissal begins at 3:00pm.

The children are allowed to move freely in and around the environment which is specially designed to meet their needs. They learn to set their own goals, budget their time, choose their workmates, and evaluate their own progress. Students may pursue topics which interest them through either small group or individual research.

Meanwhile, the trained Montessori guide moves through the environment, assisting the students in their independent projects and giving small group lessons based on observation of each student’s needs and interests.

 Inside the Montessori Elementary Program

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Schedule a Tour

Admissions tours and tour waitlist for our Toddler, Children’s House, and Elementary programs at our Woodstock campus for the 2024-25 school year are full. Admissions tour scheduling for the 2025-26 school year will open in September 2024. We encourage you to check back then.

If you have further enrollment questions, please email our admissions team. We look forward to sharing Sunstone with you!