Adolescent/Erdkinder program (12-17-year-olds) was also created to provide the Upper Elementary students a path to continue their Montessori education into High School. This advanced program is the only one of its kind in Central Florida.
Erdkinder, which translates to “Children of the Earth,” is meant to build on the student’s years of being a part of a learning community and expand into a more global reach. While engaging adolescents in aspects of finance and business management, administration, and economic interdependence, it also opens interactions and gives them an opportunity to make meaningful contributions to a broader society. It also provides a context for the practical application of academics. The Erdkinder program emphasizes the development of self-expression, genuine self-reliance, and agility in interpersonal relationships, creating the core of all successful endeavors.