Philosophy of Curriculum: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
The elementary school curriculum covered kindergarten through fifth grades concentrates on an integrated program of basic studies of education taught to children of corresponding age and grade in the public school's including language arts, mathematics, biological and physical and social sciences, fine arts, physical education and health and the Greek language. The curriculum is supplemented by the instruction of reading strategies, technology, religion, physical development and health. The projects, themes, and experiments bring out the enthusiasm of the students, who try new ways of expressing themselves. Educators help the students find common and natural connections among the courses so they can apply their knowledge better. Students find the safe, nurturing environment of these grades allows them to feel secure. Instruction is in a self-contained contained classroom (grades K/1/2/3/) and supplemented with small group instruction by a number of teachers in the above listed areas. Students in grades 4 and 5 begin having additional content area teachers. Students in grades K-5 receive instruction through age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention through Erin's Law presentations. Special attention is given to the development of the following skill areas: reading, writing, mathematics, critical thinking, and oral/written expression. Our staff use data to drive differentiated instruction in grades K - 5.