Lower School (1-6)
Literacy methodologies include Fountas & Pinnell, Great Leaps Reading, Recipe for Reading, Step Up to Writing, Orton-Gillingham, and Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop (TCRWP). Since many of our otherwise precocious students tend to be resistant writers, the school helps students explore “writing” in a variety of nontraditional ways that build traditional writing skills. Math curricula and methodologies are a hybrid of Singapore Math and math workshop (or math circle).
Our developmentally differentated technology & engineering curricula engage students of all ages in experiencing the importance of math and logic in comprehending and modelling the world we live in.
Science, history, and social studies classes are interdisciplinary. In-class work is supplemented by fieldtrips. In the fall and spring, reading and math assessments are administered. We also offer ERB standardized testing annually for the purpose of providing our students with testing practice opportunities.