Explore Quest's Programs
At each program level, Quest’s classrooms consist of mixed-age, mixed-grade groupings in two and three-year developmental cycles. Small group lessons are given based on common skill level, not age or grade. Within this supportive, inclusive community, children work through the curriculum at their own pace, accelerating during some tasks or taking additional time with others. Younger children are inspired by the work of the older ones and those older children serve as mentors for the younger learners both in their own classrooms and at other levels.
Because each student spends several years in the same classroom, the teachers and students form strong relationships. Our teachers truly know their students, not only how they learn, but also who they are as people. Students see their teachers as trusted adults and educational guides.
Children in our Montessori classrooms have a rich variety of opportunities not found in more conventional schools. In addition to materials specifically designed for teacher lessons and independent learning, role-modeling and peer tutoring supplement the educational process. The Montessori model is the only educational method that is designed to meet the developmental needs of children as they grow from infants to young adults.
18 months - 3 years
A carefully prepared environment allows our youngest children to freely explore and learn by discovery. Every aspect of the program specifically supports the development of movement, spoken language, communication, and independence in the activities of daily life.
3 - 6 years
The Montessori Primary classroom is designed to be homelike, welcoming, aesthetically pleasing, and orderly so children come to think of the setting as a ‘mini-community’ where they learn skills they can apply at home, and in the wider community.
6 - 9 years
The Montessori elementary program inspires a love of learning by going beyond the usual goals of skill development. The multi-age classrooms allow children to work at their own pace and ability to discover and explore their passions.
9 - 12 years
The Upper Elementary program builds directly on the skills and knowledge acquired in Lower Elementary. Topics raised first introduced in Lower Elementary serve as jumping off points for deeper exploration.
12 - 14 years
Middle School provides an academically-challenging learning community where students navigate the early adolescent years in a nurturing, respectful, and inspiring educational setting.extended care for all age levels.
Art, Music & Movement
Visual arts, music and physical education are integral elements of daily life in each classroom.
Quest provides extended care for all age levels: childcare for our youngest students and enrichment programs for Elementary and Middle School students.
Childcare and camp are available during Quest’s March and Summer breaks.