Students find the safe, nurturing environment of these grades allows them to feel secure. They have opportunities for service projects, are able to use the city as a classroom, engage in problem-based learning, have access to wireless laptops and have the chance to be in a musical.
The “transitional” grades 4 and 5 are a vibrant, innovative time in a child’s life and are the perfect time to explore content subjects. Whether it is regional studies or the Invention Convention in science, students can personalize the learning experience by developing their own set of study strategies. Teachers focus on curriculum integration in language arts, math, science and social studies. 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.