In the elementary grades, the curriculum becomes more structured. Foundational skills for all areas of the curriculum are taught using a variety of materials and resources. Children enjoy rich and diverse learning skills in a variety of settings. It is also during these years that children begin to develop a sense of pride and responsibility. Loving support with firm limits help children to organize and complete tasks, accept responsibility for their actions, and take pride in their accomplishments.
At Coast Episcopal School, we believe that education should reach outside the walls of the classroom and beyond the boundaries of textbooks, written assignments, and tests. Our teachers encourage students to stretch their minds and imaginations not only in the regular classroom setting, but also with special events, projects, research, experiments, and field trips such as our fifth grade expedition to the Appalachian Trail.
The curriculum in grades kindergarten through six is viewed as a continuum of learning experiences rather than a narrow set of skills to be mastered. The language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies as well as the fine arts and physical education are integrated and adapted to the learning styles and developmental needs of the students.
Small classes provide the opportunity for a rich variety of learning experiences that are exciting and challenging. The Christian atmosphere is warm and family-like, always encouraging the children to be curious and eager as they observe, inquire, and evaluate.