Our classrooms are multiage configurations with either a two or
three grade learning bands: PK 3,4, K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6,7 and 8.
Benefits of the Program
The classroom community is strong; children of varying ages,
teachers,and parents support each-other. Every child is challenged
at just the appropriate level so learning is engaging,motivating and
enjoyable.The K-5 program is designed to prepare students to become
independent learners and be successful when entering our 6,7 and 8
middle school program.
Children are respectful of different learning styles and, as a result,
every child is confident in their learning abilities.Student leadership
skills are enhanced through an ability to work with younger students
as well as with peers. Younger students are able to engage in more
complex problem solving in an atmosphere of nurturing versus
competition. The role of the teacher is to support each student
individually and personalize their own needs.
Our literature-based instruction, includes developmentally
appropriate literature genre to support children in developing literacy.
The use of literature circles, Read-Alouds, Readers Workshop and
independent reading are integrated throughout the subject areas to
encourage students to adapt successful reading strategies, and to
read with purpose and enthusiasm. We believe that by becoming
an authentic reader, students adapt the necessary critical thinking
skills needed to foster their ability to learn and respect other ideas
and opinions,engage in respectful conversations, be able to emulate
author’s purpose through creative, written self-expression.
Math and Science
Our math and science instruction is inquiry-based. Students
re encouraged to relate math and science to real world experiences
using constructive, creative thinking to solve problems and discover
a new concept.
Students are engaged in hand-on activities to make sense of
mathematical and scientific concepts. They are appropriately
challenged and encouraged to persevere experiences that
require higher-level thinking and collaboration.
Our educational structure includes project-based learning which
allows students to design, plan, and master skills that produces a
publicly-exhibited product, community service project, publication, or presentation. The process increases ownership and is a tremendously
Each developmental stage of a child is unique. We complement this uniqueness by allowing students to learn in depth versus a broad
scope. The curriculum adapts to a child’s emotional, social, cognitive,
language and physical needs.
Assessments and Progress Monitoring
Our assessment measure both real-world tasks and academic skills.
Project-based learning products, student e-porfolios, classroom
observations, teacher-created assessments as well as standardized
tests are some of the ways we conduct ongoing progress of individual
student learning. Students participate in self-assessment and evaluation.
Student portfolios are used to track progress of growth in critical
thinking and problem solving. Our report cards are in alignment with
the Diocese of Bridgeport academic guidelines. They are used to
facilitate communication and conversation between teachers and
parents on individual student progress.
I love how many things are more advanced than last year and I love
the new teachers.
Lily, Grade 8