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2024 - 2025
Upper Elementary Options (4th - 5th)

Our upper elementary program offers students a step forward in their academic journey. Our philosophy to academics at this age is "quality over quantity.' Many programs emphasize heavy work loads and excessive busy work, leading to stress, anxiety and burnout. Our program carefully ties both conceptual learning with skill development to ensure we fulfill the standards, while providing meaningful and engaging assignments that appropriately challenge students, building  not only strong academics, but confidence and self-esteem. 

We have a range of options spanning one to five days per week, specifically designed for 4th and 5th graders.  Our program is designed for engaged and interested students who want a small, friendly, individualized learning climate that promotes a quality-over-quantity approach to in-class learning and home study assignments. Our cohorts average 6 - 8 students to ensure a quiet, fun, and productive learning environment. Our students enjoy a balanced schedule that provides outdoor breaks in the morning, lunch, and afternoon. These breaks offer time to decompress; but more importantly, they ensure students have time to develop strong social connections.


4th/5th Foundations Hybrid

Monday/Wednesday
9:00 - 2:00

 

Our Foundations program is ideal for students in 4th and 5th grade who enjoy a slightly slower pace or for those working towards grade-level in reading and/or math. This highly individualized program offers instruction in the core subjects, with continued instruction in reading and spelling proficiency using the Orton Gillingham approach. 

Upper Hybrid (4th - 6th)

Tuesday / Thursday
8:45 - 2:45

Our Tuesday / Thursday Upper Hybrid offers grade-level instruction in the core skills, including leveled math, ELA, and standards-based units in science and social studies/history. We offer a wonderfully balanced schedule that engages students in deep learning experiences, while also fostering friendships and socialization.

Friday Learning Lab

Friday
8:45 - 2:45

Our Friday Learning Lab is an exciting and hands-on experience that offers lab-style learning in a fun and relaxed setting. This program pairs well with the M/W or T/TH Hybrid. It can also be used as an interactive and academically social supplement to your own homeschool curriculum.

Program Overview

LEARNING CLIMATE

Our students enjoy a small, calm, compassionate, stress-reduced learning environment with a community of peers who respect and encourage each other. We understand that a supportive, community-oriented environment better serves overall academic development and mental health than a traditional setting for many students. We believe in a quality-over-quantity approach and provide opportunties for optimal learning using engaging, multi-sensory approaches across all subjects, for all ages. Our programs boost confidence and self-esteem, and provides students with the academic tools and skills needed to be successful learners now and into adulthood.

STUDENT BODY

We serve neurotypical students and students with specific learning challenges such as dyscalculia, dyslexia, and dysgraphia. Our expectation is that students are engaged and willing to try their best. Our small environment makes a great choice for students with mild to moderate anxiety.  We are not equipped to enroll students with disruptive, aggressive, or non-compliant tendencies.

SCHEDULING OPTIONS

Students in the 4th and 5th grade may select from one to five days of attendance. Scheduling options include:

  • 5 Days: Monday - Friday (M/W Foundations + T/TH Upper Hybrid + Friday Learning Lab)

  • 4 Days: Monday / Wednesday + Tuesday /Thursday

  • 3 Days: Monday / Wednesday + Friday OR Tuesday / Thursday + Friday

  • 2 Days: Monday / Wednesday OR Tuesday / Thursday

Upper Hybrid (T/TH)

Our Tuesday / Thursday Upper Hybrid offers grade-level instruction in the core skills, including leveled math, ELA, and standards-based units in science and social studies/historyWe offer a wonderfully balanced schedule that engages students in deep learning experiences, while also fostering friendships and socialization. New concepts will be introduced and instructed during class on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will be reinforced through home study assignments.

ELA Focus: Reading and writing skills (decoding and fluency, comprehension, language, spelling, morphology), grammar, reading analysis (literature and informational text), composition (essays).

 

Math: Students will receive leveled math instruction. Math assignments and expectations are individualized to meet each student’s unique abilities. Students receive two days of mandatory home study assignments to ensure they gain mastery of concepts.

 

Science & Social Studies: Science and social studies are taught using a teacher-curated curriculum that delves into concepts in a manner that meets the ages and stages of our students. We use a 3-year rotational model to work through the state standards to ensure that students have learned recommended concepts by the time they complete three years with us.

 

4th/5th Foundations (M/W)

Our new 4th/5th Foundations program is similar in nature to our T/TH Upper Hybrid, but is designed for 4th and 5th graders who:

  • Desire a M/W schedule or a shorter academic day

  • Need additional support in reading proficiency, and/or foundational math skills

  • Prefer a more relaxed pace

  • Want to build working stamina to prepare for middle school

Content in this program will align to the learning in our T/TH program, but the pace will be modified to meet individual student needs. Like our T/TH program, students will receive instruction in the core subjects of ELA, math, science, and social studies. 

 

Friday Learning Lab (Lab-style learning in the core subjects!)

The Friday Learning Lab is an excellent addition to the M/W or T/TH programs to created a rounded learning experience. OR it can be used as a single-day model for students wanting an interactive class experience to support their own home learning curriculum.

ELA Focus: Composition (grammar, creative writing, practical projects, essay types, reports, etc.)

 

Math:  This foundational math class will provide students with the knowledge and tools they need to strengthen their mathematical competency in any leveled math program, along with a strong emphasis on building mathematical fluency. This program will mirror academic units in our Tuesday / Thursday hybrid, adding depth, understanding, and confidence to their math learning experience. Mathematical projects will also be included in this math experience.

 

Science Lab: This lab-style science class will provide hands-on experiences to supplement current science units in our hybrid program. From labs and experiments to engaging STEM challenges, students will LOVE exploring the wonderful world of science!

 

Our Nation, Our World: From hands-on map-making to creating their own business, students will enjoy learning about the geography, government, and economics of our nation. 

Friday Fun Day: We will culminate the day with some super fun activities that include STEM challenges, art, cooking, and other exciting activities!

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