Academics

Rigorous Academics

At The Grace School, each child is an individual with strengths and challenges. We work closely with each student and his or her family to provide tailored instruction to meet the individual strengths and needs of each student, while holding them to the most rigorous academic standards.

Curriculum

We are very proud of our curriculum, as everything we do has been hand-selected by us as the best possible approach to all academic subjects. We strive to be innovative, engaging and successes oriented in every subject area and have thoughtfully selected the right tools to make it happen.

Language Arts

Reading, writing, language and word study are done in a workshop setting where students participate in focus lessons, guided practice, independent projects and conference work.

Reading

In a workshop setting, students read a wide range of literature.  They participate in shared interactive read alouds, choose their own books for independent reading, guided reading and book clubs.

Writing

The Grace School's writing curriculum is guided by Lucy Calkins' Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing. In addition to focused genre studies, our writing program offers the opportunity for students to write-to-learn. They keep journals, reader response journals, and scientist's notebooks to help reinforce what they have learned and reflect upon it through writing.

The Grace School’s academics are outstanding and the unique inclusion environment the children learn in, the students learn the importance of being caring and compassionate individuals. And these are values that they will continue to take with them, long after they complete The Grace School.

– Carrie Kelly

Word Study

Word study is individualized. In kindergarten, Fundations is one of the instructional tools used to develop phonics, phonemic awareness, and word recognition strategies. The primary word study tool in first through fifth grade is the conceptual and pattern awareness approach to spelling and vocabulary offered by Words Their Way.

Social Studies

Our social studies curricular framework is the result of a collaborative effort with Dr. Kerri Ullucci, professor of Urban Education at Roger Williams University.  Place-based investigations are the starting points from which students understanding and care is stretched to distant times and places. Whenever possible, community connections and fieldwork are woven into the study.

Science

The science curriculum includes hands-on experiences in earth, physical, and life sciences, which is accomplished through the use of FOSS kits. Just as it is with social studies, community connections and fieldwork enrich opportunities for inquiry.

Math

Our math curriculum is based on EngageNY, which was created by the Department of Education of the State of New York in alignment with the Common Core.  It contains modules that are marked by in-depth focus on fewer topics, while integrating rigorous classroom reasoning, extending time in the classroom devoted to practice and thinking through extensive problem sets. The expectations for mastery are very high.

Through thoughtfully chosen curriculum and learning materials, our goal is to instill a love of learning through a supportive and diverse community of families, students and teachers working together.

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1000 Eddy Street |Providence, RI |02905|Directions
P: 401-533-9100 |F: 401-533-9101|Email Us

1000 Eddy Street
Providence, RI |02905
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P: 401-533-9100
Email Us

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