Phoenix Montessori Academy

12340 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, Huntersville NC 28078

Phone: (704) 875-2139     Fax: (704) 875-3812

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Upper Elementary - 4th, 5th and 6th Grades


Daily Class Time:


  • 8:30 - 3:15


This program is designed to provide the lessons and activities necessary for 4th - 6th grade students to complete their elementary experience, since Upper Elementary is merely an extension and culmination of Lower Elementary. The teachers and students explore concepts more deeply, and the children engage in more independent studies.


Upper Elementary Curriculum:


  • Traditional Courses
  • Art
  • Music
  • Technology
  • Physical Education (P.E.)
  • Foreign language
  • Chess


Upper Elementary Goals:


  • Academic excellence
  • Independence with responsibility
  • Joyful learners
  • Ambassadors of peace
  • Independent problem solvers
  • Creative thinkers
  • Responsible citizens
  • Knowledge of self


Upper Elementary Class Schedule:


8:15 - 8:30 - Carpool Drop-Off/Arrival

8:30 - 8:45 - Outside Time

8:45 - 9:00 - Morning Meeting

9:00 - 12:00 - Morning Work Period

12:00 - 12:30 - Lunch

12:30 - 12:45 - Daily Reflection

12:45 - 1:15 - Outside Time

1:15 - 3:00 - Afternoon Work Period and Enrichment Classes

3:00 - 3:15 - Dismissal/Carpool Pick-Up


Montessori Model United Nations:


Phoenix Montessori students in Upper Elementary and Middle School have an opportunity to travel to New York each year to attend the annual MMUN conference.


The goal of MMUN is to inspire youth.  MMUN students formulate, present, debate, and revise positions on current issues that are affecting people of the world.  By assuming the perspectives of a citizen of their selected countries, MMUN students not only develop an understanding of the needs and rights of others, but also learn the respect the cultures, the political views, and the belief system of others.


Taking on their ambassadorial roles in a Model UN simulation, students research the issue that their UN committees will address. Model UN participants learn how the international community acts on its concerns about topics including peace and security, human rights, the rights of the child, child labor, the environment, food and hunger, economic development and globalization.


MMUN Website


Annual Barrier Island Retreat:


Lower and Upper Elementary students participate in a fall retreat to St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center/Barrier Island.


The program goals are:


1) to introduce students, teachers and chaperones to various ecological concepts such as habitats, adaptations, variety, similarity, beharior, communities, conservation, etc.


2) to help children overcome fears associated with the outdoors by teaching them how to better understand nature and to recognize that we are a part of it.


3) to spark students' interest in science through the use of hands-on, experiential learning.

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Phoenix Montessori Academy fully embraces diversity as a core value. The school does not discriminate against employees, applicants or students on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin in its hiring practices or administration of its educational and admissions policies or any school-administered program.