Our Language Arts curriculum is designed to nurture and challenge students within the realms of reading and writing. Reading instruction is centered on the needs of individual children, so that students can progress with reading on a level which is appropriate for them. Through our small student-teacher ratio, students receive individualized attention with phonics, spelling, comprehension, handwriting, vocabulary, and writing skills. Our program provides a caring, stimulating, and developmentally appropriate language arts classroom where students are encouraged to develop as life-long readers and creative writers.
Math skills are developed through repeated exposure, practice, and hands-on manipulatives to learn a variety of concepts including but not limited to:
- Algebraic Concepts
- Geometry Concepts
- Number Concepts
- Place value
Small groups allow teachers to instruct students based on their mathematical skill level. The use of hands-on manipulatives provides students many opportunities to develop a deeper and more meaningful understanding of mathematical concepts and reasoning.
In our social studies program, students learn topics related to geography, history, and our community. Introducing concepts and themes related to both American and other world cultures develops an education, understanding and appreciation of the differences and similarities between ourselves and others.
Our science program taps into the innately curious nature of children. Topics of Earth, life, and physical science will be introduced to our students. By familiarizing students with the scientific process, through hands-on exploration, they will develop an understanding that science makes up the world they live in. Students in grades 5-8 use our newly designed state-of-the-art science lab to explore scientific concepts. The students learn a variety of concepts including but not limited to:
Instruction in the Greek language provides a wonderful opportunity for students to learn:
- Greek culture and tradition
Many English words have Greek roots, thus it is a wonderful language to compliment vocabulary development, especially in the areas of science and mathematics.
Students in grades 6-8 may choose Spanish as their foreign language of study.
Our religion curriculum is taught in accordance to the Orthodox Christian faith. Students are taught stories and lessons from the Bible. Lessons will include some of the following topics:
- Christian themes (love, forgiveness, etc.)
- Major church holidays
- Church History
- Books of the Old and New Testament
- Church etiquette
- Liturgical Life