Upper Elementary

The Upper Elementary program will build upon skills introduced in the Lower Elementary program and equip students with tools for successful learning as self-directed learners and group members, including the use of technology for research, writing, and presentation.

Upper Elementary Program — Grades 4-6

Program Goals:

  • Build upon skills introduced in the Lower Elementary program.
  • Extend the study of Cultural Subjects (Botany, Zoology, Physical Science, Geography, and History), Language Arts, Writing, Mathematics, and Geometry using a totally integrated curriculum and incorporating project-based learning.
  • Provide personalized instruction in Mathematics and Language.
  • Enrich the curriculum through Art, Music, Spanish, Latin, Fitness Education, Computer Lab, Health, Science Lab, Drama, and Conflict Resolution.
  • Provide opportunities for individual student projects, cooperative group work, and community service projects.
  • Equip students with tools for successful learning as self-directed learners and group members, including the use of technology for research, writing, and presentation.
  • Strengthen skills in leadership, collaboration, problem-solving, critical thinking, conflict resolution, organization, and time management.
  • Provide opportunities for learning beyond the classroom through one-day field trips, multi-day team building sessions at Camp Thurman, and four-day trips to Texas camps and Heifer Ranch in Arkansas.

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