Interdisciplinary Focus

Music, Art, Physical Education, Spanish

As part of the curriculum, students as young as 3 begin studies in music, art, and movement.

Interdisciplinary Focus
Children’s House

Music, Art, Physical Education, Spanish

Children’s House ( Students age 3–4)

  • can choose to paint or create art projects every day
  • participate in large group rhythm and music lessons
  • learn Spanish games usually involving music, dance, and movement
  • have dedicated time every day to run and play

Children’s House ( Extended Day students 3rd year, age 5)

  • weekly art lessons teach colors, printing, sculpture, and collage
  • participate in large group rhythm and music lessons
  • receive individual lessons on tone and composition using bells
  • receive weekly Spanish lessons from a native speaker. Lessons include vocabulary (usually in the form of games), music, dance, and culture
  • begin weekly lessons in sports, games, and fitness

Physical Education

While in Children’s House PE, each student spends time working on the following qualities: time management, teamwork, and communication, group organization, personal responsibility, sportsmanship, self- improvement and leadership. Our goal in Children’s House PE is to develop a student who is independent and participates well. To accomplish this goal we continuously practice these qualities. Each quality is an important component of each child’s development, which in turn creates the best possible teammate and individual.

Children’s House practice a variety of drills and exercises, designed to develop proper form while participating in the following activities: Relays, Kick ball, Tag games, Tee ball, Parachute games, Scoops, Basketball, Six-Ball Soccer, Throwing and Catching games and Cooperative games.

Interdisciplinary Focus
Lower and Upper Elementary

Music, Art, Physical Education, Spanish

  • art and music are integral and integrated into regular curriculum with optional Studio time available for all students
  • individual music lessons teach theory, tone, rhythm, and composition using tone bars, recorders, and drums
  • individual and small group art lessons teach appreciation and techniques
  • Spanish lessons include vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, and translating. Culture is also a large part of the language curriculum.
  • students develop fitness skills through a comprehensive physical education program

Physical Education

The Sports, Games and Fitness program is designed so each student spends time developing the qualities of time management, teamwork, communication, group organization, personal responsibility, sportsmanship, self- improvement and leadership.

Every PE class is divided into segments, and is completed before the class moves on to another activity. This process develops personal responsibility within the individual and group members as everyone has the same common goal to finish each activity in the shortest amount of time possible. Time management is an important component of the Sports, Games and Fitness program. It is important that students get the most out of the time they are in PE each week. Students are gaining valuable organizational skills necessary to be successful both in and out of the classroom.

While in PE each student learns how to be an effective leader and someone who communicates his or her thoughts and feelings on how an objective could be accomplished successfully.  Each child has a role during class and the success of the whole class is dependent on each student’s participation. Many of our activities are team based, which ensures every child puts forth their best effort to ensure a successful experience. Each student is learning to do what is best for the group, not necessarily themselves. We focus on playing properly under the rules of every game with character and sportsmanship to develop a student who is independent and respects one another. Each quality we practice is an important component of each child’s development, which in turn creates the best possible teammate and individual.