In addition to the comprehensive academic curriculum, children receive lessons in many practical and artistic areas, including: foreign languages, music literacy, exploratory instrumental music, painting and drawing, clay modeling, woodworking, handcrafts (e.g. knitting, crocheting, felting, embroidering, sewing), social 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, vowels and consonants, upper and lower case, fairy tales and nature stories, simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Second Grade Expanded writing and reading, cursive writing; beginning grammar, fables and culturally diverse saints’ legends, arithmetic with larger numbers, numerical patterns and forms, times tables.
Third Grade Composition, reading, gardening, shelter and building; arithmetic with large numbers, long division, carrying in multiplication, measurement (time, money, weights), grammar (basic parts of speech, sentence building and structure, punctuation and capitalization), reading and writing music.
Fourth Grade Composition, report writing, alliteration, grammar (tenses, more parts of speech), Norse mythology and other heroic sagas, Native American legends, Texas geography and history, fractions, zoology.
Fifth Grade Composition and continuing grammar studies, mythology of ancient civilizations (India, Persia, Babylonia, Egypt and Greece), North American geography, botany, geometry, decimals.
Sixth Grade Composition; history of Rome, Middle Ages, and China, world geography; mineralogy and geology; physics I (optics, heat and acoustics); astronomy; constructive geometry; business math (interest, percentage, discount, profit).
Seventh Grade Creative writing, Renaissance & Reformation, the Age of Exploration, South American geography, physics II (heat, magnetism, and mechanics), inorganic chemistry, algebra.
Eighth Grade Practical writing, literature, history through Revolutions, US and modern history, art history, chemistry, physiology, algebra, solid geometry, meteorology & 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. By reflecting on our inherent personal biases, we stimulate our own learning and growth. By doing both, we 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]