Elementary School

The first years of formal schooling are crucial. It’s where we lay a solid foundation for learning that will resonate through a child’s life. We establish these foundations in our elementary school with a curriculum that’s rich, diverse, and engaging. It’s a curriculum that evolves based on the developmental needs of each student as they grow from wide-eyed, playful first graders into confident, practical fifth graders.

Through every developmental stage in every grade, our goal is to help students find meaning through timeless stories and first-hand experiences rather than memorization of facts and test preparation. Our students are actively engaged through rotating blocks of main lessons that weave in music, art, drama, and handwork projects, along with Spanish, gardening, athletics, and plenty of time outdoors.

Third Grade

Curriculum

Art: Form Drawing, Painting

Language Arts: Intensive Study of Grammar, Introduction to Cursive Handwriting

Mathematics: Mathematics of Practical Lifetime, temperature, weight & volume, linear measurement, trade goods, and currency

Social & Environmental Studies: Farming & Gardening, Housebuilding, Fibers & Clothing

Cultural Studies:  Stories of the Old Testament, Jewish Festivals

Subject Classes: Handwork – Crochet, Embroidery, Spinning & Weaving, Music – singing in rounds, c-flutes, Spanish, Gardening, Movement & Games, Eurythmy, Woodworking