The world opens up to children in the lower elementary level—ages 6 – 9—with expansive lessons about the story of the universe and the Earth.
While studying earth science, history, math, geometry, economic geography, and language, they make connections across time, space, and world cultures. Hands-on materials help them commit what they learn to their long-term memory and strengthen their abstract understanding of complex concepts. We support their imagination and their curiosity with creative writing, poetry, research projects, and dramatic presentations.
Focusing on concepts allows for more meaningful understanding, the application of knowledge and improved retention which facilitates big-picture thinking.
Students who have a voice and a choice in their learning feel empowered to be self-advocates as they research, experiment and take risks.
Starwood students are aware of and understand the wider world – and their place in it.
Learning becomes more meaningful for students when ideas and concepts are connected through various subject areas.
Every day there is time allocated for sharing as a class. This builds a caring connected community.
Breadth & Depth
Students’ questions become the foundation of their inquiry and research into the world around them.
Freedom Within Limits
Students are given the autonomy to become self-directed learners.
By the third-grade, students take the lead during their conference and present their learning to their parents and guide.
Teamwork and community
How to present work
Experience the spark of curiosity and joy of wonder in our lower elementary classrooms!
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