We offer developmentally appropriate early childhood learning in a group atmosphere. Our students utilize an optimal individualized curriculum. They meet in small group settings and have opportunity for learning through thematic activities, social interaction, and play in addition to their individualized curriculum. Our certified, experienced educators ensure that learning takes place in a supported, child-centered environment. Enrichment activities, such as foreign language and music instruction, are offered after the end of the school day.
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.
In grades 2-6, students begin their school day 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.
Our greatest assets are the dedicated, professional educators committed to our program. Curriculum partners such as Laurel Springs form the base of our content area curriculum; but more importantly, UEA augments the base curriculum with the highest quality instructional materials. Students in mathematics, for example, may choose between the advanced Singapore Math curriculum or the hands-on Everyday Math program. We believe that exceptional writing instruction beginning in pre-K provides an important foundation for success. UEA offers the gold standard in writing curriculum with Writer’s Workshop, a sequential, research based program that scaffolds learning in order to promote effective writing and communication skills.
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