Elementary school is an exciting time for students. Multiple learning opportunities are offered throughout the school day with a strong emphasis on developing the whole child: academically, socially, and emotionally.
The elementary curriculum is based on Pennsylvania State standards and research-based and developmentally appropriate instructional practices. While the elementary core curriculum emphasizes reading, writing, math, social studies, and science, our four elementary schools understand that young children learn best when a variety of engaging activities are planned throughout the day in whole group, small group and individualized formats and frequent movement breaks are embedded. The elementary Encore curriculum includes health and physical education, art, music, and library sciences. Our school counseling program in the elementary grades supports the development of knowledge, attitudes, and skills students need as a foundation for achieving academic success, career and college readiness, and self-management and social skill development. Recess is when our students take a break from learning in the classroom to engage in more informal interactions with their peers. Recess supports the development of social skills and the overall health and well-being of our students.
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