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Grades 7 and 8

“It is like a voyage of discovery into unknown lands,

seeking not for new territory but for new knowledge.

It should appeal to those with a good sense of adventure.”

— Frederick Sanger, British biochemist,

talking about his research (but we think it applies to VOYAGER!)

VOYAGER is a two-year educational program for a mixed-age class of highly motivated 7th and 8th grade students who seek to chart a learning journey that offers meaningful academic and personal challenges.


Students ages 12–14 are entering a new stage of human development—early adolescence. Using the sea as a metaphor for the sometimes rough but exciting experiences that this period of human development offers, we encourage students to approach the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social challenges ahead with a spirit of adventure—as VOYAGERS sailing off to discover new worlds.

The VOYAGER curriculum has been developed to align with:

  • Developmentally appropriate practices for “best schools”

  • Developmental needs of students ages 12–14

  • Learning needs of 21st century students

  • Curricular standards outlined by the American Montessori Society

  • State/national subject-specific curricular standards

Hear from Our Students:

“Voyager is the most fun I have ever had at school. The math class is one of the most interesting and engaging math classes I've ever had. We learn everything through such a creative and interactive lens.”


— Voyager 8th Grader

In the Press

In the Press

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“‘We should be mindful of the beach and remember that there are animals and creatures that live in this habitat,’ remarks Wellan Montessori seventh grader Maria Alam, of Waltham.” 

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“Wellan Montessori Middle School students recently completed a full semester of ocean study with Wellan’s Voyager Program, named for its mission to educate students in the field, in addition to the classroom setting.” 

Watch a Video About Montessori in Middle and High School

created by the American Montessori Society

Read More About the Wellan Voyager Program:

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