In the elementary environment at Clanmore Montessori School we remember the origin of the word education, which is the Latin word “educare” meaning to lead out or draw forth. Our primary function is to educate the whole child for life. To do this we implement two essential elements: the first is a community of children of mixed ages within which the child can grow emotionally and socially; the second is the academic instruction suited to the individual student’s stage and rate of learning.