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GRADES 4 - 8

UPPER SCHOOL

Tracks four through eight delve deeply into all subject areas with a focus on independence, critical thinking, and doing one’s best work.


LANGUAGE ARTS

Parts of speech, spelling and grammar, creative and essay writing, emphasis on descriptive writing, genre exploration, reading of classics, interviews, letter writing,

In practice: Authoring hardcover nonfiction books, tooling leather bound pioneer journals, drafting and recitation of poetry, biographies

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SCIENCE & SOCIAL STUDIES

American and Idaho history, ancient civilizations, world geography, physical geography, government, current events

Human body investigations, genes and DNA, the periodic table, ocean and stream studies, geology and space sciences.

In Practice Building native structures, human body models and experiments, country projects including cooking, language and mapping, stream studies with water testing and macroinvertebrate collection

MATHEMATICS

Decimals, mixed numbers, reciprocals, metric system, percentages, ratios, proportion, estimation, mathematical sentences, equations, geometry, algebraic equations,

In practice: Cooking and baking, budgeting and fundraising, building and modeling

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ARTS

Exploration of color and medium, sculpture, form drawing, design

ENRICHMENT

Physical Education, Drama, Spanish, Mindfulness, Culinary Arts, Technology, Skiing and Snowboarding, Ice Skating, Swimming, Hiking and Biking

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EXPEDITIONS

Monthly field trips and outings and a year end class trip to various destinations around the United States. Past trips include: San Diego, Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula, Phoenix and The Grand Canyon, Boston and Coastal Maine, and Washington D.C. and Williamsburg, VA.

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