We are committed to all of our students, with special needs or without special needs, meeting or exceeding grade level learning standards while providing an environment that nurtures tomorrow's open-minded and thoughtful leaders. Students are given the opportunity to lead meetings and undertake various leadership tasks that draw upon their individual strengths and interests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.