Learning in Primary Grades (1-3)

The purpose of primary education is to help students build essential knowledge and skills into a firm foundation upon which they will build the rest of their educational career. There is a strong focus on literacy and numeracy in these grades as well as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and growth mindset skills. (see Deeper Learning)

Students enter vibrant learning spaces when they walk into their primary grade classrooms. The physical space, the curriculum, and the lessons are designed with the students in mind. Programs have been built and adopted that help the teaching staff address the learning needs of every child. Programs like Guided Reading and Guided Math provide center-based, small group learning opportunities where the teachers instruct and assess students at their own level and pace. Flexible seating teaches students to find the most productive spaces to work so that they can produce beautiful work.

Students may experience instruction by subject experts in Music and French.