Grades 4–5

The 4-5 curriculum offers an interdisciplinary perspective, organizing academic disciplines around central themes of study. Working both independently and collaboratively, 4-5 students are responsible for assignments of increasing length and complexity. Teachers explore the learning process with children, helping them build awareness of their own unique learning strengths and challenges while developing effective strategies for academic work. Students learn to set yearly goals and reflect on their progress. We cultivate the qualities of leadership, mutual regard, teamwork, and community responsibility. Children help to define community norms in September and apply these standards to their daily work and play throughout the year. They meet regularly with K-1 reading buddies. As the oldest students in the Lower School, 4-5 students lead our weekly Pachanga and may participate in various clubs.