The elementary years are an exciting time for learning, both academically and socially. Elementary classrooms at Oakstone Academy offer exciting opportunities for developing academic competency and personal growth. From full-day kindergarten through fifth grade children are offered a range of hands-on experiences, collaborative learning groups, and traditional style instruction. Taking the best from empirically-based traditional instruction and combining it with innovative approaches provides the balance for developing solid academic foundations in reading and math, with the excitement and fun of learning through multiple modalities and real life experiences. Elementary students are fortunate to have access to innovative technology in the form of interactive whiteboards, called Promethean Boards. These boards along with an extensive educational software library allow students to actively participate during presentations and lessons. Computers are accessible in all classrooms and provide a venue for developing technology skills. Daily instruction in Spanish and classes in art, physical education, music, band, and choir provide a richer education for all students.
The elementary school curriculum emphasizes academic achievement and highlights the importance of respect and social growth through character education. Small classrooms with 15 to 18 students are supervised by two licensed teachers and one assistant. The low student-to-teacher ratios allow children to move at their own pace with close teacher guidance as needed. Our classrooms are uniquely suited for gifted students who are able to move as rapidly through the curriculum as they are able, yet remain with their same age peers.