First grade is an exciting developmental year, which provides students with a foundation for a lifetime of learning. Homerooms typically have eighteen students along with a lead teacher and a full-time assistant. This allows small group and one-on-one interaction on a regular basis to best meet the needs of each child. Along with the focus on academics, we also recognize the importance of learning through play. Learning is presented through actively engaged lessons and activities.
Adaptive expertise is the foundation of all learning where children are encouraged to be curious, creative, willing to take risks while being reflective about their learning. Communication of one's thinking and respectful collaboration with others is part of each day’s learning. Through this process, students learn more about themselves and their own abilities, allowing teachers to challenge and enrich by meeting the needs of all students.