Intermediate Level

The intermediate grades build upon the skills gained in the primary level with an emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, study and organizational skills.  Students are introduced to long term projects that require research, web searches and proper citation skills. Students increase their reading abilities through exposure to many types of genres. All students engage in the Battle of the Books. Grammar and writing skills are emphasized using Daily Grammar Practice and the Collins Writing Program. Math is enhanced with Simple Solutions and the Hands-On Math/Science labs which allow students to understand math concepts in a concrete manner and prepares them for algebraic thinking. Science and Social Studies are explored in more depth through labs and projects. The cultural enrichment teacher collaborates with classroom teachers to design interdisciplinary units that incorporate cultural customs, faith, and geography into the Social Studies curriculum. Special area subjects include: Students also receive instruction in art, music, technology, media, Spanish and physical education.