The great transition year begins as 5th graders reach into deeper studies of process and product across the curriculum to include Readers and Writers Workshop, Writing Master Class, National Geographic Science, Handwriting Without Tears (cursive and keyboarding), Social Studies – A History of the United States by Joy Hakim, Eureka Math, Jewish Discovery, Hebrew, and 21st Century Literacies including: technology, critical thinking, conflict resolution, debate, coding, and design. Art includes: drama, music, painting and drawing, sculpture and design. We invite guest lecturers throughout the year to conduct seminars with question and answer format.
- English Language Arts is focused on maintaining fluency across all genres, and includes writing, comprehension, editing, questioning, and critical thinking
- Math is largely independently structured and personalized, and includes math astuteness and the elegance and application of math to the world around us. We look to see how real math engages us across many disciplines like coding, engineering, physics, and computer science
- Science explores experimentations in multi-disciplinary ways and student-led inquiry.
- Social Studies is largely focused on the making of America and the American Revolution.
- Community Service (Mitzvah Projects)
- Student Government