Grace and courtesy are some of the keystones of a Montessori education, embodied throughout the day in the way we treat each other, from the early morning greetings to asking questions, and to even getting through disagreements with compassion and confidence.
In support of our grace and courtesy mindset, Upper Elementary students have Grace and Courtesy luncheons. The purpose of these luncheons is to provide students with an opportunity to gain helpful tools to support their independence, practice grace and courtesy skills at mealtime, and increase a sense of community among students. Students are active participants in the preparation, set up, and clean up, with the fifth-grade leaders hosting the first luncheon on Friday, October 28th. On these dates, students come dressed in clothes that would be appropriate for a special family function or meal, but not as fancy as what would be expected for a wedding.