From PreSchool through 8th Grade, the hands-on curriculum focuses on reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and global languages enhanced by the arts and physical education offerings that provide challenging opportunities for individual growth. Throughout the campus, classes are filled with buzzing energy as students and teachers engage in dialogue, exploration, and discovery. Signature programs such as STEAM (cross-curricular science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), Outdoor Education, Elmore Leadership, and Public Speaking are some key areas in which seek to advance 21st Century skills. Complementing an academic program that challenges our students, we also value play; every student every day enjoys outdoor recess. This shoreline school is a treasure for residents of New Haven County.
Beginning in the Primary Years, PreSchool - 3rd Grade, children experience traditional academic subjects as well as the arts, physical education, STEAM, and global language. Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom. The children are provided with various chances to participate in their community through classroom jobs, service opportunities, performances, and class meetings. All the while Primary teachers attend to the developing social/emotional life of each child.
Continuing in 4th and 5th Grade, the Intermediate Grades, students gain more independence in preparation for Middle School. Academic and extracurricular responsibilities increase as students have countless opportunities to practice self-advocacy and leadership skills.
Culminating with the Middle School is rigorous academic program that is rich and diverse in its offerings. Middle School students develop and pursue their interests through clubs and other extracurricular and enrichment offerings.