Introduction to The Elementary School Program
The building that once housed the entire school, Little School today is the home to our elementary students, who receive a personalized education. Building on the foundation of Chilton House, the elementary school faculty differentiates instruction by establishing reading and math groups within the classroom in addition to accommodating diverse learners. The students' academic classes along with physical education, science, music, art, Spanish, and technology complete their comprehensive educational experience. The Little School also has a full-time librarian, focused on the literature and research needs of the elementary student. Students gather for an assembly once a week, and the year includes celebrations of holidays and student achievement in the classrooms as well as field trips that support the curriculum.
The Little School also features a Support Services Program, under the supervision of the Director of Special Learning Services, providing additional academic support. Working in small groups and individually, learning specialists and support teachers work to strengthen student reading, writing and comprehension as well as mathematical development using a variety of strategies. Depending upon the aptitudes of the groups, enrichment activities are also provided.
Some students in grades three and four delay second language
learning in order to take advantage of the Language Skills class. Students’ reading and writing needs are
addressed through the integration of skill-based instruction with curriculum