We believe is that the elementary child, when allowed to work independently instead of being taught in groups lead by a teacher, and in classes with a mixed age group of 6-10 year old students, inspiring and teaching each other, masters academic subjects usually not taught until middle or high school.
Elementary History is based on social history and anthropology. Though special, relevant events and people may be discussed and taught, history at this time is based on human social past as a story to enliven the child’s imagination and reality. This story supported by the anthropological evidence creates a stimulating experience in exploring the past. Time lines and elocutionary graphs are introduced accordingly with in the stories of our past.
In the elementary years language education is based on the child’s need and enthusiasm in expressing their ideas. Children are driven to communicate their thoughts and share their imagination with their peers. We encourage this independent form of communication and offer the tools to create the frame work where they are able to properly express themselves. Parts of speech, grammar, sentence writing, paragraph writing, and story writing are the tools to allow the child the freedom of speech, in written form.
In geometry, the child begins with a whole figure and then learns to analyze parts of a whole. Elementary work in geometry includes polygons, angles, and lines. The child is given a sensorial introduction and works up to deriving formulas.
As in Kindergarten, the child begins with a concrete and sensorial exploration of mathematics. Subsequent presentations become more symbolic until abstraction is eventually reached. Ultimately, the child can solve the problem using only pencil and paper.
Science in the elementary level introduces the child to the imperative role of science in their everyday lives, beginning from their bodies, the earth, and everyday needs such as electricity. At this level science is introduced in relation to the child’s life and the world around.
A. Life Science:
Life Science is the interplay of living and non- living organisms in the world at hand. Biology, botany and zoology are the three main sub headings under Life Science. Children will learn about food chains, food webs, and ecosystems and how each related to one and other. Zoology consists of learning about mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. Life cycles and major bodily functions are presented, discussed and explored.
B. Earth Science:
Children will embark on a journey into exploring and understanding about the Earth. Children are naturally curious about the Earth's formation. Volcanoes, tsunamis, cycles of the wind, cycle of water, rotation of the earth, and the reasons why geological processes work the way they do. Earth science explores these subjects. It is important that the child sees how we are an integral part of the Earth, and how our adaption and evolution have impacted it. An early understanding of the above will ingrain a personal responsibility to our living earth
C. Physical Science:
In Physical Science, children will be introduced to the functions and inner workings of every day use devices such as light bulbs, magnets and batteries. They will learn about electricity, magnetism.