Upper Elementary

Upper Elementary

In Upper Elementary, we continue to build on the academic and linguistic foundations that we’ve built in Pre-K, Kinder, and Lower Elementary. Using Chinese, students explore more advanced work in Math, Chinese Language Arts, and Science. In Upper Elementary, English language instruction comprises between 30-50% of the curriculum, including English Language Arts, Social Studies, and SEL. As in our earlier grades, students’ work emphasizes individualized and independent learning, group projects and collaboration, project-based learning, and presentation.


Sample Upper Elementary Schedule

8:05 – 8:15Drop Off
8:15 – 8:30 Morning Seatwork
8:30 – 8:45 Morning Circle
8:45 – 11:50 Learning Center: Chinese Language Arts, Math, English (and morning snack)
11:50 – 12:20 Lunch
12:20 – 1:00 Outdoor Recess
1:00 – 1:45 Special Topics: Art, Music, Physical Education, Library, Computer Lab, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Health
1:45 – 3:05 Afternoon Work Time: Guided Reading, Writing Workshop, Science/STEM, Social Studies, English
3:05 – 3:15 Wrap Up
3:15 – 5:30After School Program
Blue indicates outdoor time. Orange indicates indoor time.
Young elementary school student studies Chinese at a desk.