Welcome to 4th and 5th Grade
The fourth and fifth grades support moving from concrete thinking into the abstract. Students build on the beginning research skills they have acquired, and apply them to long-term projects in science, language arts, and multi-cultural studies. The curriculum is inquiry-based, and Essential Questions are introduced throughout the students’ experience. Project-based learning, based on these questions, helps students become skilled and confident public speakers. In upper elementary, students participate in goal-setting and in parent-teacher conferences, a practice that continues in middle school.