The Greene School curriculum has been specifically designed for bright, curious, and joyful learners.
Our core academic program consists of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and Spanish, and is combined with our broad enrichment program of art, dance, computer science (including coding and robotics), engineering, fitness and physical education, mindfulness, music, robotics, theater, and yoga. 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, students become engaged, motivated, lifelong learners.
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 judgments about literary works that span a wide range of genres. The language arts program incorporates the five 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, while enhancing thinking and learning. In addition, 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; improving communication skills, increasing self-esteem, and enhancing organizational skills to give students the power of persuasion. Public speaking is a lifelong skill that translates across all career paths.
At The Greene School, we encourage and inspire our students to be confident and competent mathematicians. Using the Envision 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 the ability to communicate mathematical work which inherently prepares our learners to share their thinking with others. Additionally, we understand that engaging student illigence 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 for our science curriculum include our students' ability to analyze real-world problems, understand the concept of systems, and design, as well as conduct, scientific experiments. Utilizing Full Options Science System (FOSS), a research-based science curriculum for kindergarten through eighth grade, our students experience the work of real science in the application of data handling skills, analyzing information, evaluating results, and communicating their understanding.
Social studies comes to life at The Greene School! 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 from our local communities to the world at large, with stops at different points in history along the way.
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. The unit will end with a culminating activity that demonstrate a meaningful product created by the student.
At The Greene School, the goal of the Spanish program is to prepare students to excel in a global community. We understand that language acquisition is integral to achieving that goal. Beginning in early childhood, students have Spanish class four days a week; much more time dedicated to learning a second language than in most elementary school programs. By the time students reach the upper school, they are able to incorporate reading and writing skills into their language acquisition and build upon what they have already learned.