Science and social studies
Both science and social studies are integrated into the Units of Inquiry through the IB Programme. This transdisciplinary model provides children with the context necessary to delve deeply into science and social studies concepts. In Middle School, both subjects are taught explicitly, and our students demonstrate strong conceptual understanding and skills in science and social studies.
We use the Bridges math program to ensure learning seamlessly flows from one grade to the next. The Bridges math program is designed as an inquiry-based program that enables students to construct a deep understanding of mathematical concepts. In a workshop format, teachers guide individual students or small groups through asking questions and differentiating discussions to meet students where they are in their mathematical understandings.
Our Language Arts program develops reading, writing, speaking and listening skills through workshops, projects, and instruction. Our teachers inculcate a love of reading and writing by supporting each child’s natural developmental pathway. In our primary grades, we provide additional systematic phonics instruction through the Orton-Gillingham program. As children progress, they develop their ability to analyze both fiction and nonfiction and communicate their thinking in more complex written expression. Students have a variety of opportunities to hone their public speaking, and they participate in many activities to develop their listening and collaborative skills.