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.