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Program
Elementary School

Customized Learning

  • We plan our lessons and activities to meet each child's strengths and needs. 

  • We communicate often with parents to identify growth and plan next steps.

  • Children learn to manage their learning and gain self-confidence.

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Challenging Lessons

  • We plan for the right balance of rigorous learning and good fun.

  • We teach with an inquiry-based approach. Children learn to ask questions, find answers, and think critically.

  • Children learn to read and write well.

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Small Groups

  • We separate the children into small groups of 2 to 8 for focused learning activities.

  • The teacher works with each small group independently.

  • The children may get the same work or different work, depending on their ability and interests. 

  • In this way, the children learn concepts quickly and internalize them deeply.

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Hands-on Activities

  • For math, at all ages levels, we use hands-on tools, games, and projects, so children can process how math works.

  • In science, we do experiments first, so the children can discover the properties of science for themselves.

  • Children learn and remember everything better when they are active.

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Advanced Math Options

  • From kindergarten through fifth grade, we do at least 50 minutes of math per day.

  • All children have the opportunity to work at math on-level or above level. 

  • Advanced students may work in a high group in their classroom, or they may work with the children in the next grade up.

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S.T.E.A.M.

EXPLORE . COLLABORATE . CREATE. 

Our S.T.E.A.M. program encourages critical thinking, promotes teamwork, and supports self-discovery.

NWEA
Standardized Testing

At Eagle Creek, every K-5 grade level scores well above the national average on the NWEA standardized tests. 

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Communication

  • ​Our teachers and families use Seesaw to share messages, photos, videos, schoolwork, and assessments.

  • Children in the upper grades also use Google Classroom to receive and turn in assignments, and their parents have access.

  • Teachers share progress updates every few weeks.

  • We have parent conferences 3 times per year.

  • We write report cards 4 times per year.

  • K-5 children take the NWEA standardized test 2 times per year. It must be taken in person.

  • We know how important it is to share information with you!

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