Science is addressed in terms of occupation and application. Our new, state-of-the-art science lab is designed for hands-on learning labs and will provide an enhanced classroom in which to work and extend information to a real world context. Our pond, outdoor gardens, chicken coop and composting provide additional learning spaces for students exploring how our work directly impacts the world.
Field trips and service projects are an important part of the Montessori adolescent curriculum. Our internship model is one of student service in the community. Students will travel in groups in December and May to agencies in the Houston area to volunteer and learn about career options.
Eighth grade students will complete a capstone project and present it as a culminating activity. Most of the 8th graders will have spent between eight and eleven years at Garden Oaks! We will celebrate their achievements and recognize their aspirations at the end of the year ceremony as their bridge to high school and beyond!
Additionally, students participate in elective courses including Physical Education/Health, UIL Academic Competitions, Computer and Technology Applications, Art, Mandarin language studies and our Magnet Elective with an emphasis on global connections. Students who did not pass STAAR reading and/or math the previous year or who are failing reading/math in the current year will participate in reading and/or math electives.