Academics

Preschool Program

The Early Childhood Education program provides a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of young children while responding to the needs of families. Children learn by doing. Children acquire oral language skills and knowledge about the physical and social world in which they live through playful interaction with materials and people. Teachers monitor behaviors to assess the developmental level of each child and to provide sequential instruction to accommodate their growth. Activities are designed to develop children’s self-esteem and positive feelings toward learning. The curriculum and adults’ interactions with children are responsive to individual differences. The young children’s curricula used provides a rich environment which supports active learning experiences facilitated by the teacher.

Literacy Programs

Benchmark Literacy for Grades K-2

A comprehensive Reading/Language Arts program built to address key shifts in curriculum and instruction to meet the rigor and expectations of the new standards.The print and digital solutions feature content-rich leveled texts; explicit instruction in close reading and analysis, genre, and cross-text study; and a wide array of differentiated resources that enable educators to target literacy intervention. Our powerful supplemental and core programs give diverse learners precisely the support they need to accelerate achievement.

Ready Literacy for Grades 3-5

Ready Common Core introduces students to rigorous and supportive content that is proven to make today’s demanding standards reachable for all students. Its complex, authentic texts engage students in opportunities to practice close reading strategies across a variety of genres and formats. Ready Common Core Reading instruction uses a consistent Read, Think, Talk, Write model in which teacher-led discussion and small group collaboration are central to student achievement. Lessons scaffold to build students’ confidence as they develop important critical thinking and analytical skills. Students are immediately engaged by the variety of real-world source texts, from literature and poetry to blogs and news articles. Ready Common Core Reading supports students and teachers with a wealth of on- and off-grade level resources.

Expeditionary Learning for Grades 4-8

EL Education is a collaboration between The Harvard Graduate School of Education and Outward Bound USA. The mission is to create classrooms where teachers can fulfill their highest aspirations and students achieve more than they think possible, becoming active contributors to building a better world. EL Education meets the national challenge to raise student achievement across diverse schools and communities. Combining challenging work with the joy of discovery and pride in mastery, EL Education prepares students to become contributing citizens with both the skills and character necessary for success throughout college, work and life.

Guided Reading for Grades K-3

Guided reading is an instructional approach that involves a teacher working with a small group of readers. During the lesson, the teacher provides a text that students can read with support, coaching the learners as they use problem-solving strategies to read the text. The ultimate goal is independent reading. All of our K-2 teachers work closely with our Reading Specialist/Early Literacy Interventionist to build students’ phonics, phonemic awareness and reading skills.

Math Programs

Bridges Mathematics for Grades K-1

The curriculum focuses on developing students’ deep understandings of mathematical concepts, proficiency with key skills, and ability to solve complex and novel problems. Bridges blends direct instruction, structured investigation, and open exploration. It taps into the intelligence and strengths of all students by presenting material that is as linguistically, visually, and kinesthetically rich as it is mathematically powerful.

Ready Mathematics for Grades 2-5

Ready Common Core Mathematics helps teachers create a rich classroom environment in which students at all levels become active, real-world problem solvers. Through teacher-led instruction, students develop mathematical reasoning, engage in discourse, and build strong mathematical habits. The program’s instructional framework supports educators as they strengthen their teaching practices and facilitates meaningful discourse that encourages all learners. Ready Mathematics encourages students to develop a deeper understanding of mathematics concepts through the embedded Standards for Mathematical Practice and Builds on students’ prior knowledge with lessons that make connections within and across grade levels and directly address the major focus of the grade. 

Open Up Resources for Grades 6-8

Mathematical language routines offer detailed guidance for developing students into mathematical thinkers. Facilitate and assess students’ ability to communicate mathematical thinking verbally, visually, and in writing.Every lesson plan contains topic-specific professional learning resources. Our materials speak intelligently and professionally to educators, meeting teachers where they are in their practice and advancing them.Discussion-filled classrooms beget deeper learning. Our materials encourage student communication and the development of problem-solving and reasoning skills.

Mathematics Small Group Instruction for Grades K-8

Small group instruction allows our teachers to truly differentiate their mathematical instruction. It allows them to offer rigorous, targeted instruction on that particular group’s ability level. By utilizing small group instruction, our students learn and practice mathematical discourse. Our small math groups in grades K-5 increase student engagement and efficacy. Our teachers differentiate for varying abilities and learning styles.

Science Program

Amplify Science for Grades K-8

Amplify Science is a highly engaging, phenomena-based program for grades K–8 that integrates the latest practices in science teaching and learning, as well as interactive digital tools and hands-on activities, to teach students how to think, read, write, and argue like real scientists and engineers.

Social Studies Program

TCI Social Studies Alive! for K-5

The Social Studies Alive! program introduces unique and emotionally engaging activities that go beyond traditional elementary social studies textbooks. Using activities like the ‘Revolutionary War Tug-of-War’ Experiential Exercise from the program, can help students capture the feeling of the Revolutionary War in a fun and safe way.

National Geographic Social Studies for Grades 6-8

The National Geographic Social Studies curriculum has a goal of making students stronger critical thinkers who are better prepared for college and career success. The lessons are compact, short, self-contained texts that students can read and re-read deliberately and slowly to probe and ponder the meanings of individual words, the order in which sentences unfold, and the development of ideas over the course of the text. These nonfiction texts and lessons were written for a broad audience on a wide variety of topics, such as science, contemporary events and ideas, nature, and the arts and representing diverse cultures.