Your child will learn at a personalized pace through engaging activities that make learning exciting and fun. Our Elementary program, which spans Pre-Kinder 3 through fifth grade, offers small class sizes for individualized instruction.
Our goal is to build a firm foundation for your child’s future success in academic learning as well as preparation for the more formal elements of schooling through English instruction, socialization, and motor skills.
Early Childhood CenterThe Early Childhood Center includes grades Pre-Kinder 3 through 1st grade, supporting learning for children aged 3-7.
In the Early Childhood Center, the foundation for behaving, learning, and attending is rooted in play.
The Creative Curriculum© Program
If you are looking for a magical place for your three-year-old to begin their learning experience, then EA is the place for your family. Your child will be in a nurturing, safe environment that allows unique opportunities to take risks in learning new things through play.
The Creative Curriculum© for grades PK3 & PK4 is a research based whole child approach that includes developmentally appropriate goals and objectives for children within 4 main categories of interest: physical, social-emotional, cognitive and language.
Kinder - 1st grade
The ECC program is grounded in standards-based, constructive approach using an inquiry lens to engage in teaching and learning through projects and in-depth exploration utilizing the workshop model. The workshop model is an instructional practice that consists of three parts: a mini lesson where your child will review a particular concept or learn about something new, a time to independently apply his or her learning, and a debrief to share their learning.
The Workshop Model
2nd to 5th grade students learn through the Workshop Model in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. The purpose of the workshop model is to shift the structure of what happens in the classroom, from the teacher doing and explaining more, to a mini-lesson where teachers model a skill, strategy, or step of a project. It's about learning by doing instead of learning by listening.
It gives students the ability to develop a growth mindset. As they are learning by doing, they are going to make mistakes, learn from them, and get a chance to figure out how to fix them.
Standards-based GradingStudents PK3-5th grade
Standards-based grading is an intentional way for teachers to track their students' progress and achievements while focusing on helping students learn and reach their highest potential.
It is based on students showing signs of mastery of different objectives and understanding lessons and skills.
With standards-based grading instead of a student earning a B for mathematics, the subject is broken down to see which skills the student is not yet grasping, which ones he or she is on their way to learn and which ones they are mastering.
The grade is also based on the most recent evidence rather than an overall average on the performance of the specific subject. This gives our students the chance to improve their scores as they master a particular skill.