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Primary/1st grade

The elementary program offers a continuum built on the preschool experience. The environment reflects a new stage of development and offers the following:

  • Presentation of the formal scientific language of zoology, botany, anthropology, geography, geology, etc., exposing the child to accurate, organized information and respecting the child's intelligence and interests. 

  • The use of timelines, pictures, charts, and other visual aidsto provide a linguistic and visual overview of the first principles of each discipline. 

  • Presentation of knowledge as part of a large-scale narrativethat unfolds the origins of the earth, life, human communities, and modern history, always in the context of the wholeness of life. 

  • A mathematics curriculum presented with concrete materialsthat simultaneously reveal arithmetic, geometric, and algebraic correlations.

  • Emphasis on open-ended research and in-depth study using primary and secondary sources (no textbooks or worksheets) as well as other materials

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