Children are placed in groups that contain more than one grade to work together. The full curriculum is designed to be completed over a 3 year period. In keeping with the Montessori philosophy, subjects are offered in an integrated way and the children come to understand how everything they learn is interrelated. Children work at their own pace. Emphasis is placed on developing strong work habits and responsibility for completing assignments to the best of their ability. In order to accommodate a multi-age range, and to facilitate children of diverse learning styles, the Montessori curriculum is designed to cover a comprehensive range of interests and abilities. Two teachers co-teach in this learning environment for challenges and success at all levels. The teachers use a child’s curiosity, imagination and development of social skills as natural motivators for learning. Younger children are stimulated by the work that their older classmates do, while older children have an opportunity to develop strong leadership skills within the group. The multi-age classroom provides a sense of stability for the children, who ideally will work with the same teachers for three years.