Language arts in grades 1 – 5 is comprised of reading, composition, spelling, grammar, usage, speaking and listening. Students acquire competence through effective use of oral and written communication across the curriculum. The love of reading is nurtured through the use of authentic children’s literature. Writing portfolios, skills tests and other forms of performance assessment are employed to measure progress.
Emphasis is placed on the mastery of basic facts, computation skills and problem solving strategies. Students engage in a variety of hands-on, individual, and collaborative activities in order to develop a solid foundation for further mathematics education and use in everyday life.
Science and Social Studies
Science focuses on observing, classifying, measuring and predicting, as well as others required for scientific investigations and ways of processing information.
Social studies develops a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts and disciplines of anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science and sociology.