The Discovery Class serving Kindergarten through 1st grade, focuses on building the basic language and mathematics skills needed for later school success. Within their class, students are grouped in each subject not by age but by their skill level, facilitating truly individualized learning. Subjects are taught using both traditional curriculum materials and intriguing teacher-designed inquiry projects. All classes are 5 days per week.
Since the school was started, the teachers and children have built a strong, close-knit learning community where every child gets to shine. The students remain with the same teachers for several years; this continuity gives them the security to undertake new and ambitious learning challenges right from the first day of school. We strongly emphasize respect for self, others, and the school environment by teaching community skills such as public speaking, listening, teamwork, and group problem solving. Students meet high standards in taking responsibility for schoolwork and personal conduct.