Crash course for elementary school shopping Charter, public, or private? Waldorf or Montessori? Language- or project-based? Get the lowdown on these school types before settling on an elementary school for your child. by: GreatSchools Staff | April 2, 2015 Print article Waldorf: hands-on, imaginative learning… Montessori: child-led and independence building… Core Knowledge: a deep dive into academics… Project-based: less sitting and listening, more doing… Private, public, or charter? A world of differences… Language-based options — explained in plain English… Share on PinterestThere are no images.