Students start each academic day in their homeroom. While fourth grade travels through their daily schedule as a whole class, fifth and sixth grade students are ready for more individualized daily schedules. Large blocks of instructional time are incorporated throughout the weekly schedule for collaboration, group work, and project based learning. Fourth through sixth grade students take regular courses in math, language arts, social studies, science, Spanish, PE, art, coding, music, and technology. Drama, Instrumental Music and chorus are also options, as well as a number of extra-curricular performing arts and athletics opportunities.
Outdoor Education Program
Team-building, as well as confidence and initiative courses are incorporated into our robust Outdoor Education program which gains momentum during these years. Students in grades 5 and 6 enjoy the team building course at the nearby Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center. Fifth grade students visit the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center to enhance their ecology studies. Sixth grade students thrive during their overnight camping trip to Camp Letts. Additionally, fourth and fifth grade families enjoy an evening of bonding and laughter together at our annual Family Camp Out.