Grades 4-6

Upper Elementary

The Upper Elementary curriculum is built upon the foundation laid in the early and lower elementary classrooms.  New materials are introduced as the child moves from concrete to abstract thinking.  The curriculum is integrated, individualized, academically challenging and meets the developmental needs of each child, intellectually, socially, physically and emotionally.  The students experience individual, small and large group lessons and projects. Children build time lines, record science experiments, research and present written reports and projects and learn computer skills.  Field trips that relate to areas of study are scheduled to enhance the child’s learning experience.  It is through these experiences  that each child learns to navigate and respond effectively in life.

Female student working on a paper

Upper Elementary Curriculum

Practical Life
Care of OneselfCare of the EnvironmentGrace & CourtesySkills Developing
  • Nutrition
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Sewing
  • Student Jobs
  • Classroom Management
  • Cooking
  • Active Listening
  • Manners
  • Reasoning
  • Forming Judgments
  • Sense of Responsibility
  • Self-Advocacy Skills
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Leadership
  • Inner Discipline
  • Money Management
Mathematics and Geometry
Physical Science Life ScienceBotany Zoology
  • Three States of Mater
  • Motion & Forces
  • Atoms, Periodic Table, Chemical Bonds, Molecules
  • Electricity
  • Physics
  • Simple Machines
  • Chemistry
  • Five Kingdom Classification
  • Review of Five Kingdom Classification Followed by Research of Kingdoms
  • Classification of Kingdom Plantae
  • Vital Functions of the Plant (second level)
  • Research of ‘Classes’ in Kingdom Plantae
  • Research the Genealogy of Plant
  • Vital Functions, Comparative Study:
  • Nervous System
  • Reproduction
  • Circulation
  • Respiration
  • Nutrition
  • Skeletal
  • Animals
  • Chordates vs. Nonchordates
  • Tracing the Genealogy of an Animal
  • Adaptations/Biomes/Food Chains
  • Predator/Prey
Human AnatomyTree of LifeResearchGeology
  • Introduction to the Cell, Genetics, and Systems of the Human Body
  • Skeletal
  • Muscular
  • Respiratory
  • Circulatory
  • Digestive
  • Reproductive
  • Excretory
  • Nervous
  • Endocrine
  • Taxonomy of All Living Organisms
  • Scientific Experiments: Writing, Performing, Evaluating
  • Nature Walks/Observations/Field Studies
  • Properties of Rocks & Minerals
  • Land Forms
Art & Music Appreciation