The Upper Elementary program at St. Paul’s includes children in the age range of 9 to 12 years (4th–6th grades). The Elementary Program curriculum conforms to state guidelines for each grade level. Students attend classes between 8:00 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. five days per week. After-school care is also available. See our Fee Schedule for options and costs.
Each afternoon, the students participate in enrichment classes which are taught by specialized instructors. Classes attended on Enrichment Friday include Art, Music and Motor Skills
Upper Elementary Program Goals:
- Build upon skills introduced in the Lower Elementary program
- Provide personalized instruction in Mathematics and Language
- Extend the study of Cultural Subjects, Botany, Zoology, Physical Science, Geography, History, Language Arts, Writing, Mathematics, and Geometry using a totally integrated curriculum
- Enrich the curriculum through Art, Music, Fitness Education, Computer, Health, Science and Conflict Resolution
- Provide opportunities for individual student projects, cooperative group work, and community service projects
- Develop writing, research, and communication skills
- Use technology as a tool for research, writing, publishing, and presentation
The student–teacher ratio for upper elementary is one teacher for each 10 children.