ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LIFE
“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.”
“Times listing number of factors that contributed to the decision to keep students in the elementary school.
Getting to know the elementary students and the way they treated like Primary students and the way they acted, their good manners, their enthusiasm.
Knowing that our students would be allowed to find his passions and pursue them and that students would be encouraged along the way.
Knowing students would be able to work ahead of the other students if he showed the aptitude and the desire
Knowing that students unique way of seeing the world would be encouraged and nourished
We wanted to continue the wonderful success and progress we had witnessed in the Elementary school
our class teachers gives them great confidence that the procedures in the classroom are tried-and-true
Times students likes their school community and every day is a good day at their school.” Times School parent
The Times School’s Elementary Curriculum continues the Primary Curriculum’s focus on inspiring our children to learn to be self-directed and independent, while deepening communication skills, collaboration, and problem-solving. The environment and materials in the Elementary classrooms focus on structured, meaningful activities that are developmentally-appropriate for these students.
A Day in the Life of an Elementary Student
Much like in our Primary classrooms, Times School Elementary students work in a classroom of mixed-age students, ranging in age from 6 through 12. Children can find peers with whom to collaborate and cooperate on lessons, projects, and research.
Lessons are typically presented to individuals or small groups of students by the classroom teacher; the child is then encouraged to freely choose to repeat the work and explore the lesson as often as necessary for mastery. The scope of lessons and meaningful work in the Elementary classroom is broad, focusing on the child’s entire universe in the child’s relationship with it.
Rather than working on specific subjects in isolation, Elementary students work in longer, uninterrupted cycles of integrated subject matter and learning, developmentally-appropriate for the elementary-aged mind.
Along with their work in the classroom, Elementary students also spend time in self-directed exploration out in their surrounding world, known as ‘going-outs’ in CBSE curriculum. Trips to the library, museums, aquariums, and studios are common for this age group.
The Big Trip
Once a year, our upper elementary students attend a larger “going-out.” Praise for Our Elementary Team
From the parents of a current elementary student:
“We were incredibly impressed with elementary school teachers. They are experienced, perceptive, insightful, professional, very well-educated, and committed to what they do.
There was also strong camaraderie and a teamwork vibe throughout all of the staff we met. It all adds up to a clear sense of long-term stability and common ground. We knew that our students would be in the best of hands.”