Fourth & Fifth Grade
The intermediate curriculum (Grades 4 and 5) is focused on expanding the students’ knowledge base as well as helping students grow in independence in completing their work. In addition to their written work, study habits become an important part of learning. Students participate in a great variety of activities to enhance their comprehension, benefit various learning styles, and gain public speaking skills. Activities include, but are not limited to, hands-on experiments, plays, literature circles, debates, discussions, projects, and research papers. Students work both collaboratively and individually. The major subject areas of study are math, science, language arts, and social studies (history as well as geography). The language arts curriculum is focused on direct application with reading (novels, short stories) and writing (narrative, descriptive, persuasive, and primarily expository). The curriculum is enriched with special classes such as PE, music, art, Spanish, and innovation.