MEMORIES, MASTERY AND MOMENTS OF AH-HA

These define Grammar School at the Woods.

Grammar School

In deference to a traditional, classical educational model, Wood Acres Grammar School encompasses Kindergarten through Fourth Grade.  The Grammar School experience is all about construction- establishing the building blocks of learning and the skills necessary to construct meaning from these blocks.

Just as a parent feeds a child healthy food long before the child appreciates the merits of good nutrition, our Grammar School Program requires of students mastery of specific skills prior to their applying these skills to higher level thinking. As students matriculate to the Upper School, they will demonstrate expertise in core subject areas and growing abilities in the specialty areas such as Spanish, Art, Music, Technology, and STEM.

  • Navigating the Kindergarten Curriculum

    With the gift of a strong early childhood foundation, parents must then choose the best start for their child’s academic career with the pivotal kindergarten year. The choice of private or public elementary school education is always challenging and understanding the differences is crucial.

    The Wood Acres Kindergarten program couples an accelerated academic curriculum with a broad array of specials to promote academic, creative, social, linguistic, and physical development. The magic of Wood Acres Kindergarten is the unique combination of teaching talent, research based curriculum, strong emphasis on academics and learning, as well as small class size. Each of these pieces come together at Wood Acres to create an unparalleled learning environment where each student is challenged to do his/her best and celebrate the magic of learning a new skill, a first tooth falling out, a family addition, a birthday, a holiday, a snowflake, or the 100th day of school. Wood Acres is the place to be for Kindergarten!

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  • Navigating the First Grade Curriculum

    First Grade is a tremendous step for students and parents alike. The Wood Acres School offers students an environment where they are encouraged to be inquisitive, challenged to do their best and understand that learning, happens not only in school but all around them. The magic of Wood Acres for parents is the unique combination of seasoned teaching talent, research based curriculum tied to national standards, strong emphasis on academics and learning as well as small class size. Each of these pieces comes together at Wood Acres to create an unparalleled learning environment where each student experiments, creates, invents, composes, questions, interprets, and so much more. For academics + arts, experiments + experience, and small class size + individual attention, Wood Acres is the perfect place for your First Grader.

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  • Navigating the Second Grade Curriculum

    Second Grade at The Wood Acres School is a pivotal year during which students are challenged to explain how they know what they know (metacognition) as well as take on responsibility for their own work. The Wood Acres School gives students in Second Grade an environment where they are encouraged to be inquisitive, challenged to do their best and understand that learning happens not only in school but all around them. The magic of Wood Acres for parents is the unique combination of seasoned teaching talent, research based curriculum tied to national standards, strong emphasis on academics and learning, as well as small class size. Each of these pieces come together at Wood Acres to create an unparalleled learning environment where each student experiments, creates, invents, composes, questions, interprets and so much more. For academics + arts, experiments + experience, and small class size + individual attention, Wood Acres is the perfect place for Second Grade.

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  • Navigating the Third Grade Curriculum

    During the first 180 school days, the Third Grade curriculum slowly and deliberately turns 180 degrees as “learning to read” in the first half of the year becomes “reading to learn” in the second semester, timed math facts quizzes develop into multi-step word problems, and keeping up with it all perceptibly shifts from a sole parental task to optimal child/parent teamwork. So goes the exciting and pivotal year of a third grader. Curriculum is richer, learning is deeper, homework is more involved, and education reaches a wonderful level of fulfillment for the engaged learner. Science continues to challenge and excite in a lab setting; history and geography embrace unique places in the world as well as the more familiar territory of our own United States; budding personal organizational skills include time management practice, desk checks, and honoring homework time at home. Third grade is special, but it is spectacular at Wood Acres!

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  • Navigating the Fourth Grade Curriculum

    Buoyed by solid success in Wood Acres third grade, fourth graders reap the many academic and social benefits of a curriculum that reinforces prior knowledge, stretches their thinking, and invites and excites them to explore new areas of learning. Fourth graders are both resilient learners ready to apply all the skills of a well designed Grammar School program and tenuous about their own budding confidence in making decisions for themselves and managing their time effectively. It is a special grade to teach and has a curriculum that has the teacher as engaged in the content as the students!

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This Matters At Wood Acres.

  • High Expectations For Teaching And Learning

  • Strong Instructional Leadership

  • Safe Learning Environment For Everyone

  • Positive And Welcoming School Climate

  • Valuing Time On Task For Mastery

  • Close Home School Partnerships