Nurturing Growth

Our 1st/2nd grade combination class has up to ten students with two teachers. This classroom strikes a balance between consistency and flexibility. By maintaining a structured daily schedule while adapting to cater to the diverse learning styles of each student. This age group places a strong emphasis on learning student skills, independence, and a solid reading and math foundation. This dynamic learning environment promotes growth, engagement, and success for future learning and friendships.

Teachers provide an introduction to project-based learning allowing students the opportunity to discover their interests in science and social studies. Math and language arts are taught in both small group of 1:3 ratio and one-on-one for individualized remediation, and accelerated learning opportunities for gifted learners. Teachers differentiate both curriculum and instruction, so each student receives an education that fits.

Students are active participants in their own their learning. By focusing on student interests, teachers are able to derive meaningful projects, reports, and active participation in science and social studies. This hands-on classroom provides ample opportunities for mathematical investigation, discovery in science, and connections with animals and the environment.

In addition to academics, students continue to develop social and emotional maturity by focusing on social thinking, emotional regulation, executive functioning skills, and self-advocacy skills. Academic creativity, mixed with California content standards, allows each child to achieve at a self-driven pace, meeting their individual and grade level goals.

We follow the California academic content standards for each grade, differentiating to meet your child where they are at, and advancing from that point. We use a variety of curriculums, teaching styles, and a kinesthetic approach to teach to each individual child.

Our innovative curriculum provides social thinking opportunities, behavioral support systems, sensory integration, fine and gross motor benefit, language acquisition and extracurricular fun! Students engage in PE/Gross Motor work three times day, and have the option for occupational therapy and speech pull outs.