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In the upper grades at our school, the curriculum is thoughtfully aligned with the New York State Next Generation and Common Core Learning Standards, providing a robust educational foundation in key subject areas. Our students engage in a comprehensive daily schedule that includes English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, each designed to prepare them for academic excellence and beyond. Our ultimate goal is to nurture critical and creative thinkers who will positively impact their communities and the world. We are dedicated to cultivating lifelong learners who recognize the importance of continuous growth and development. Through a balanced and integrated curriculum, we strive to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in an ever-changing global landscape.

English Language Arts: A Fusion of Classic and Contemporary
Our English Language Arts program weaves together classic and modern literature to spark student creativity, enhance writing skills, and foster meaningful discussions. Authors such as Sharon Draper, George Orwell, William Golding, and Mildred Taylor feature prominently, supporting students' growth in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. This diverse literary exposure encourages critical thinking and a deeper understanding of the human experience.


Mathematics: Preparing for Advanced Concepts
A key milestone for our students is the preparation for the Algebra I New York State Regents exam before concluding 8th grade. This achievement sets a solid foundation for higher-level mathematics and underscores our commitment to ensuring students are well-prepared for future academic challenges.



Arts Integration: Enhancing Learning Across Disciplines
Visual art and music classes play a crucial role in our curriculum, connecting core academic areas while catering to different learning styles within each classroom. The arts serve not only as a medium for creative expression but also as tools for students to demonstrate their understanding in various subjects.

Science: Hands-On Exploration
Our science curriculum emphasizes inquiry-based learning, with students engaging in hands-on experiences that nurture their investigative skills. This practical approach builds a strong base for those entering 9th grade, preparing them to take the Living Environment Regents exam with confidence.



Social Studies: Connecting Past, Present, and Future
Social Studies exploration is integral to tying together learnings from all core subjects. Through the study of history, geography, and current events, students are encouraged to draw connections between the past, present, and future. This multidimensional approach utilizes a variety of resources, fostering a comprehensive understanding of the world and its diverse cultures.