Our elementary curriculum is built with providing hands on activities in the areas of math, language, history, geography, science and cultural studies. Everyday, the students learn using materials, applying their knowledge to solve problems and work on research projects. We have an uninterrupted two hour work cycle every morning.
The age group from 6-12 is a very sensitive period in the growth of a child as they start asking questions about observations that strike their imagination and work towards discovering an answer. Our materials in the classroom are chosen in such a way that it helps them in this process. Our program is aimed towards making them independent thinkers, problem solvers, caring and responsible persons.
Math: Children work with concrete materials for math facts and operations and move towards abstraction. This helps them understand the concepts easily.
Language: The children work on language every day, which includes but is not limited to poetry, story writing, research writing, creating “how to” articles and working with spelling. In 2013, our elementary students took part in Houston PBS kids story writing contest and got appreciated for their stories and received certificates of achievement. They have written letters to President Barack Obama and received a response from the White House.
Cultural studies: In the area of cultural studies, they learn about society, science, geography and history. Our cultural studies is focused on providing practical learning aspects, if we focus on a country we work with everything from their food to festivals to the way the Government functions.
We also have Spanish, Art and Crafts, Kid fit and Music programs for the Elementary children. We go on field trips during the school year and we have guest speakers who visit the classroom.