Primary Program (1-3)

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The primary portion of the elementary school program, which is from Kindergarten through Grade Three, fosters the continuing growth of a student's knowledge and understanding of himself or herself and his or her world. The program recognizes that each students' acquisition and use of language, thinking and learning is different and accommodates the broad spectrum of learning rates and styles, knowledge, experiences and interests.

Instructional models, strategies, resources, and facilities support this diversity. Instruction integrates content and process, concepts and attitudes and reflects the understanding that children learn through active involvement and play. Assessment and evaluation are integral components of the teaching-learning process and facilitate instructional decision-making. Evidence of learning is gathered through a variety of developmentally appropriate strategies. Teachers and parents, who are valued partners in children's education, cooperate to create the climate of safety, success and mutual respect necessary for lifelong learning.