The Greene School curriculum has been specifically designed for bright, curious and joyful learners.
Our core academic program consists of Literacy, Math, Social Studies, Science and Foreign Language, and is combined with our broad enrichment program of Visual Arts, Music, Computer Science, Engineering, Coding, Robotics, Physical Education, Yoga, Dance, Meditation and Mindfulness. The Greene School’s cross- curricular approach encourages critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration and compassion, and provides our students with the education and tools necessary to prepare them for a dynamic world.
The Greene School's curriculum is accelerated and set above traditional grade levels.
Students whose academic needs go beyond the existing advanced curriculum are able to accelerate further, by subject or by grade. Our teachers personalize students’ learning to ignite and sustain their passion for knowledge. Through an inquiry-based classroom environment, Greene School students become engaged, motivated, lifelong learners.
Social Studies comes to life at Greene! Through an emphasis on critical thinking, primary resource analysis, historical thinking, research and project-based learning, our students become historians. As our students progress through each grade level, they will take a journey to our local communities, the California Gold Rush, Japan and Mexico to name a few of our stops through our curriculum.
Each learning adventure will commence with an immersion experience that introduces the theme. Students will then conduct in-depth investigations that will demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have gained followed by a culminating activity will demonstrate a meaningful product created by the student.
At Greene, we encourage and inspire our students to be confident and competent mathematicians. Using the Singapore math program, our educators provide a variety of concrete hands-on experiences to bolster numbers sense that students can apply to more abstract mathematics.
We emphasize students to communicate their mathematical work which prepares our learners to share their thinking with others. Additionally, we understand that engaging student intelligence in every modality (auditory, tactile, visual and kinesthetic) is fundamental to successful teaching and learning.
The Greene School Science curriculum was created specifically with a focus on the academically advanced child. Our learners rarely think in one modality which is why a tailored science curriculum is a necessity.
The goals of our Science curriculum is for our students to analyze real-world problems, understand the concept of systems, and design as well as conduct scientific experiments. By utilizing Full Options Science System (FOSS), our students experience the work of real Science in the application of data handling skills, analyzing information, evaluating results, and communicating their understanding.
Our Language Arts curriculum is geared toward fostering a lifelong love of literature. Students read literature that is at a minimum one grade level above their chronological grade placement. Our readers communicate ideas and judgements about literacy works that run the gamut of genres. The Language Arts program incorporates the areas of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing. These areas are viewed as one unified subject in which each of the five areas supports the others and enhances thinking and learning. In addition, we believe the knowledge, skills, and strategies of language arts are integrated throughout the curriculum, enabling students to solve problems and think critically and creatively in all subject areas. We encourage our students to apply spoken and written vocabulary to real world situations.
Public Speaking is another essential component of our Language Arts curriculum. Students have the opportunity to present in front of their peers as well as adults. This component improves communication skills, increases self-esteem as well as organizational skills and give students the power of persuasion. Public Speaking is a lifelong skill that translates across all career paths.