7:45 AM - Optional Early Drop-Off

We offer a flexible start time that supports busy families with busy schedules.

8:15 AM - Morning Meeting

Students and teachers greet each other, sing, share stories, preview the schedule for the day, and participate in team-building games.

9:00 AM - Math

We use a math curriculum that aligns with the Common Core State Standards. Our students participate in small group lessons and then practice new concepts independently, using reference books and math manipulatives.

10:15 AM - Snack Time

Whenever possible we eat outside, then play an active game.

10:30 AM - Literacy

Students enjoy a well-balanced mix of group and individual instruction, listening to books read aloud, participating in Literature Circle discussions with peers, writing and editing, and engaging in spelling and grammar activities.

12:00 PM - Lunch

We eat lunch in the woods or on the field; afterwards: a group game or free-play activity like fortbuilding and ice-skating.

1:00 PM - Independent Reading

With a teacher’s guidance, students choose independent-reading books to enjoy, then review them both in writing and orally with peers.

1:25 PM - Theme Studies

Place-based science and social studies projects are interdisciplinary and experiential, engaging students in a thematic approach that takes advantage of local resources. Music, art, and world language are part of each week.

2:45 PM - Closing Circle

We come together to review and reflect upon the day and share work and accomplishments.

3:00 PM - School Day Ends

Students head home after a full day. Optional after-care until 4:00 PM makes the day’s end flexible and allows time for students to play games, read, and engage in curriculum extension projects.