The core of the K-4 curriculum is the reading program. Reading, writing, listening and speaking skills are taught in a balanced and comprehensive program. Phonics is taught explicitly and systematically, and applied as students learn to use comprehension strategies. Other areas of the language arts curricula, English and spelling, are taught in conjunction with the reading program.
The mathematics program is based on the national mathematics standards and allows children to learn basic mathematical facts and concepts through the use of manipulatives and concrete learning experiences. Problem-solving strategies and critical thinking are stressed to develop abstract reasoning abilities.
Science and health curricula are programs which engage the children in a series of "hands on" experiences to learn basic concepts in science and health.
In the social studies curriculum the children learn about the world through an activity-oriented program. Basic concepts related to man's interaction with his famiily, community, and to some extent the broader perspective of the world, are explored through the use of multi-media materials.
Art, music, physical education, library and computer skills are taught in the elementary program. All elementary curricula is taught utilizing an active approach to the learning process. Students are taught individually and in small/large group formats to accommodate the needs and interests of the varying ability levels.
Supplemental remedial and enrichment programs are provided for students to enhance the basic curriculum. Special education programs are offered to accommodate the needs of students who qualify for a more comprehensive specialized program.