UEA Primary Academy offers developmentally appropriate learning in a group atmosphere. We work with students year round to provide an exceptional, individualized education experience. UEA also works collaboratively with students’ home schools when appropriate in order to provide curriculum continuity.
In pre-K through grade 1, students meet in small group settings and have opportunities for learning though thematic activities, social interaction, and play in addition to their individualized curriculum. Our school day begins with Brain Gym activities in the morning circle at 9 am. Students then have guided instruction in their first set of core academic subjects until 10:30, followed by thematic Minds in Motion learning centers. Lunch and outside recess happen from 11:30-12:30, and the remaining core subjects finish at 1:30. Closing circle ends the day for pick up at 2:00. Our qualified early childhood professionals ensure that learning takes place in a supported, child centered environment.
Students in grades 2-5 have ample opportunities for learning though collaborative projects, hands-on activities, and guided instruction. Their school day begins at 9 am with independent activities chosen from a daily selection of thematic lessons from each area of Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligence. These independent activities are then presented in small groups, as research shows that children learn best through interaction with their peers. Following our thematic morning activity, the students will spend time focused on completing their individual core curriculum subjects in language arts and math. Outside recess begins at 11, followed by lunch at 11:30. After lunch, the students have whole-group guided reading instruction followed by working on their core curriculum in science and math. Their school day ends with hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities in small groups.
Individualized tutoring and group enrichment activities such as foreign language and music instruction are offered after the end of the school day. Our goal is to create a comprehensive, research-based program for elementary school students that is supported by the best curriculum and instruction available.