Educational Philosophy and Curriculum The curriculum is presented in a teacher-led, whole-classroom direct instruction approach. Curriculum is based upon approved resources and utilizes the Core Knowledge Scope and Sequence. The curriculum taught is:
Spalding Language Arts program (phonics-based)
Reading is taught by utilizing quality literature, while teaching text structure, literary appreciation and using sequential mental actions to develop strong comprehension skills. Additionally students are expected to supplement primary instruction with independent reading requirements.
The Excellence in Writing program is tool-based and sequential. High quality expectations are applied cross-curricula. Students are exposed to a variety of written works, including: creative, expository, persuasive, essay, etc.
History/Geography is presented in a student-friendly format to ensure comprehensive knowledge of both the world and the United States, and how the two relate to each other. Geography is taught in conjunction with history.
Both the Economics of Government and personal spending are taught in line with national standards, utilizing age appropriate curriculum.
Civics and Government curriculum teaches students the foundational principles of our nation and the role of its citizens.
Singapore Math is enriched with additional practice of basic math facts.
Science Lab methodologies and concepts are reinforced with a strong laboratory component, supported by additional expertise within a laboratory rotation.
Latin, which has shown to be beneficial to learners in multiple areas, is taught in grades 2-8. Foreign Languages are introduced in seventh grade and continue through eighth grade. Consistent evaluation is applied to ensure student progression.
Our integrated curriculum is supplemented by expertise in the following areas:
Physical Education introduces a variety of sports with their history, rules, application, and sportsmanship. P.E. includes a personal fitness and health component.
Special Education needs are addressed, meeting or exceeding all state standards. A specially designed program will be offered to children identified as gifted and talented.
Current events are included in all curriculum areas as appropriate.