O’Neal 较低的学校 houses grades pre-kindergarten (年龄 3) through fourth, including a new junior kindergarten option. It provides a nurturing learning environment with a stimulating and challenging program that focuses on the development of the whole child. The 较低的学校 curriculum reflects our dedication to academic excellence and to preparing students for the 21st Century. The Lucy Calkins Writer’s Workshop is a comprehensive langu年龄 arts program we use in grades kindergarten through eighth. This curriculum provides a spiraling, 亲自动手的, workshop-style approach to writing that empowers students to develop their own authentic voice through three units of study: narrative, 信息丰富的, 和意见.
Bridges in Mathematics curriculum is a thought-provoking, 亲自动手的, process-oriented program that is used in kindergarten through fifth grade. Bridges encour年龄 students to eng年龄 with mathematical concepts through application, 激动人心的游戏, and manipulatives coupled with whole group and individual investigations.
Project Based Learning (PBL) is often the vehicle we use to provide student-centered learning in science and social studies. 当从事PBL单位, our students are acquiring 21st century skills such as problem-solving, 批判性思维, 沟通, 创造力, 和协作. This also provides a strong foundation for developing students as scientific thinkers and historians.
艺术, 音乐, 西班牙语, 图书馆, 蒸汽, 还有体育, as well as community service opportunities, 实地考察旅行, 以及演讲嘉宾, help to construct a broad and deep foundation of skills and knowledge for the development of the whole child.
Students are taught by caring, 有创意的, and highly knowledgeable teachers who strive to meet each student’s learning needs through a variety of instructional methods. Parent involvement is essential to the students’ success and is an integral component of the 较低的学校 program. Balancing the academic program with the students’ social, 情感, and physical growth is important. Learning to be a kind, respectful, and responsible person is revered.
Assemblies and the 较低的学校’s Culture Council program help to recognize and remind students of the core values: Fairness, 问责制, 领导, 合作, 所有权, 培养, 和自律. Independence in problem resolution is encour年龄d through a problem-solving script, which empowers students to resolve conflicts.
O’Neal 较低的学校 commits to providing a meaningful and memorable learning environment. It is the goal of the 较低的学校 to provide all students with the skills and confidence to become successful life-long learners and socially responsible young citizens.