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In addition to traditional coursework, students engage in a variety of types of learning opportunities that engage the mind, body, and social-emotional development. Our specials subjects are as follows:

Physical Education

Physical education classes introduce students to a variety of activities, games, and sports designed to develop physical and social skills. Your child should wear sneakers and comfortable clothes for exercise and play.

If your child needs to be excused from the physical education class (due to illness, injury, etc.), a note from the doctor is needed. The note should specify restrictions and date of return for normal activity. Activities are modified appropriately for students with physical needs.


In our art classes, students will acquire knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of visual arts through study, interpretation, and creation in a format where they are free to express themselves artistically. Students will also work with different media and develop their skill set.
Students will have the opportunity to make individual pieces as well as work collaboratively to make lasting works of art in and around our school and display their work in art shows.


All students participate in a variety of vocal and instrumental experiences. Students learn the main elements of music: beat and rhythm, dynamics and tempo, melody and harmony, form, and tone color. Third graders learn to read music as they play the electronic keyboard and recorders. Fourth-grade students participate in a musical performance at the end of the year.
Beginning in fourth grade, students are invited to participate in group instructional lessons during the school day.


 All students receive STEM programming 2 times per month. Our STEM-based class focuses on building and fostering 21st-century skills, creating engineers, scientists, programmers and visionaries of the future.

Activities will vary by grade, but have included coding activities, robotics, hydroponic gardening, and activities in which students must problem solve and find innovative solutions.


Our Guidance curriculum is received by all students. These lessons are age-appropriate and provide specific ways to develop students' social and emotional skills as well as by focusing on developmentally appropriate academic, social, and emotional needs.


All students receive library instruction. Instruction varies based on grade level.
 More information can be found in the “Library” section.