In addition to the comprehensive academic curriculum, children receive training in vocal and instrumental music, foreign languages, painting and drawing, clay modeling, woodworking, handcrafts (e.g. knitting, crocheting, embroidering, sewing), games and movement education.
The following general description is subject to innovative change depending on the individual group of students. First Grade Introduction to writing through story and picture; phonics and sight vocabulary; fairy tales and nature stories; simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Second Grade Expanded writing and reading; cursive writing; beginning grammar; fables and saints’ legends; arithmetic with larger numbers; numerical patterns and forms; times tables.
Third Grade Composition, reading, speech; Old Testament stories; cursive writing; gardening; shelter and building; arithmetic with complicated numbers and practical examples; measurement (time, money, weights), grammar (basic parts of speech, sentence building and structure, punctuation and capitalization), reading and writing music.
Fourth Grade Composition, alliterative poetry; grammar (tenses, more parts of speech); Norse mythology and other northern European sagas; Native American legends; local geography and history; fractions; animals in relation to the human being.
Fifth Grade Composition and continuing grammar studies; mythology of ancient civilizations (India, Persia, Babylonia, Egypt and Greece); North American geography; botany; review of fractions, the metric system, decimals.
Sixth Grade Composition; public speaking; Roman and early Medieval history; European geography; geology; physics (optics, heat and acoustics); astronomy; constructive geometry; mathematical word problems; business math and algebra (interest, percentage, discount).
Seventh Grade Creative writing; Renaissance culture, the Reformation, the age of exploration; South American geography; physics (heat and mechanics); inorganic chemistry; nutrition and physiology; algebra.
Eighth Grade Practical writing; Shakespeare; history from the Age of Revolution to the present; world geography (Africa, Asia and Australia); physics (electricity and magnetism); organic chemistry, algebra; solid geometry; meteorology and climatology.
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School on the Rise values and supports diversity in its many dimensions, including but not limited to each person’s unique combination of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical ability, learning style, religious beliefs, political views, perspectives, and life experiences.
By embracing diversity, we expand our understanding of others, stimulate our own learning and growth, and connect with one another and the world. We believe this is healthy and key to moving beyond simple tolerance, building a safe, positive, and nurturing environment that affirms each individual’s sense of belonging, dignity, and significance. [Thanks and Acknowledgment to High Meadow School for borrowing heavily from their Diversity Statement]