The strength of our core curriculum.
Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies: These are the building blocks of a Grace School education.
At The Grace School, Language Arts includes reading, writing and word study, explored through the workshop model (i.e. focused group lessons, guided practice, independent study, conferencing and sharing).
The Grace School's reading curriculum is guided by Lucy Calkins' Units of Study for Teaching Reading, along with the work of other experts in the field to provide lessons on literature, genre study, vocabulary, decoding and comprehension. Students learn about and read a wide range of literature. They participate in shared interactive read-alouds, self-selected independent reading, guided reading, and book clubs to further their communication and cognitive skills.
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.”
Each child’s word study journey is individualized. Our Kindergarten through Grade 2 students utilize the Fundations instructional tool to develop phonics, phonemic awareness, and word recognition strategies. Elementary students utilize the conceptual and pattern awareness approach to spelling and vocabulary offered by Words Their Way.