Flagstaff Academy's Kindergarten through 2nd grade lays the foundation for our Core Knowledge learning sequence, where they will explore an integrated and cumulative experience of science, math, reading, writing, history, to enhance a deep understanding of our shared global community.
The lower grades gain valuable technology-focused learning that includes the basics of coding, programming, and robotics. Our youngest students start their science education with regular classroom time in the dedicated science lab, as well as in our unique Greenhouse classroom and garden.
Our teaching staff fully embraces this exciting time in your student’s life, challenging them to step forward in their learning, as well as emerging global citizens that embody a love of learning, empathy, acceptance, and perseverance. During these two grades, Spanish Language becomes a daily part of the day, and science includes human and living biology, including structures and processes, life cycles, geology, chemistry, and the scientific process.
Fifth grade culminates in a Flagstaff Academy annual tradition, the “Living History” museum, which is open to the whole school. History literally comes to life through the research, presentation, and imagination of the entire fifth grade student body. Spanish Language Instruction begins in 3rd grade.
All grades have Google Chromebook carts that allow any classroom to become a computer lab instantly. Fifth grade has one cart in each classroom so that students begin to prepare for the 1:1 Chromebook program in our middle school by having an assigned Chromebook for their coursework. In addition, our Innovations Teacher pushes into each elementary classroom to teach Engineering is Elementary and basic computer programming and coding skills all the way down to our youngest Dragons.
As a community of learners, the upper elementary school grades equip students with 21st Century skills that empower them to engage with a rigorous learning as environment to support their growth as socially and academically responsible citizens. Students have leadership opportunities with the Student Council, which is a student-elected group of 4-8th graders that fosters service and community spirit.