Intermediate School: 3rd - 5th Grade
Our intermediate school serves students in 3rd through 5th grade who are curious and eager to learn. Our intermediate school has a student-led curriculum, encouraging students to move ahead at their own pace. Intermediate school students are challenged to learn two languages, engage in weekly off campus education experiences, participate in daily P.E. and learn to be leaders in our community.
Our youngest students benefit significantly from being mentored by our older students, and our 5th graders are also included in advisory groups that offer one-on-one support and guidance from a faculty member throughout the year.
Students rotate through classes throughout the day to learn from teachers who are trained in specific subject areas.
Our 3rd through 5th graders learn about ancient civilizations, world geography, and US history on a three-year cycle through the exploration of literature, project-based learning, and engaging classroom discussions. While in class, students can be found conducting research, reading materials relevant to the subject, or participating in classroom discourse; sometimes all three at once!
The Spanish program is designed to increase comfort and aptitude for the language in an immersion-style environment. Students also learn Mandarin and Latin.
Leadership & Life Skills
We aim to develop students who have more than just strong academic skills, and our Intermediate School Skill Wheel helps them assess their strengths and areas for improvement each quarter.
Intermediate School Math is taught in small groups separated by ability level. This allows students to move through curriculum at their own pace. We use Envisions math as a guideline for our curriculum. However, students are exposed to techniques used in Singapore Math (model drawing) and Beast Academy. Each year students are encouraged to participate in two region-wide math competitions.
Intermediate School Science is taught in a cycle, each year with a focus on Earth, Water, or Air. Science curriculum is taught through STEM projects, which encourage critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, communication and collaboration.