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Intermediate

Teachers help their students discover their strengths and nurture them so that they are prepared for the challenges and diversity of the real world. Their role is to help students turn information into knowledge, and knowledge into wisdom

The integrated and theme based approach continues into the Intermediate years which encompass 3rd–5th grades. There are a variety of teaching methods designed to reach every student in the ways they naturally understand and assimilate information and skills. Many of these are included in the project-based learning approach, such as doing research, reading information, and acting out concepts, working with a group, having a discussion, or making a graphic representation of a solution. Every student has individual learning preferences and types and several of these are utilized when teaching a concept to help students learn and to reinforce the target information and skills.

The math program builds upon the prior knowledge of facts and concepts and utilizes a web based program. In addition to small group instruction time, the program allows every child to learn at their own pace with pre-assessments, video instruction and post assessments. Teachers easily track where the student excels or needs additional assistance.

A highlight of the Intermediate years is a year long Legacy Project. Student's research and interview an extended family member then compile their findings into a book of their life. The student then invites the family member to a reception in the spring in which they present the book to the entire class. It is a memorable and bonding moment between generations.