What is the Upper Elementary program like?
Our Upper Elementary program supports academic experience, exploration, and individual progress, while providing for the social and imaginative development so vital to children 9–12 years old.
With guidance from teachers, students take ownership of their academic journey and play an important role in designing their own educational plan.
Learning takes place in varied ways, including direct instruction by the teacher, individual and group work with peers, and independent efforts by the students.
Students use concrete, hands-on math materials to work toward the abstraction of math concepts, naturally formulating rules and formulas themselves.
Students develop strong language skills through research, outlining, report writing, public speaking, and project work.
Cultural studies offer students a panoramic view of the universe and a sense of humanity across time.
The value of work is not so much determined by results as by the process the students has used to attain the result.
It is the journey, not the destination, that matters most.