The Sagemont School expertly combines academic learning experiences and structured play for our youngest learners in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. Our curriculum follows guidelines set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and is organized according to age and stage of development. We also participate in the state funded Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) program. Our teachers introduce new concepts and skills as the children progress, while reviewing and re-enforcing existing skills. We are committed to making our curriculum challenging, exciting and meaningful.
Our rigorous elementary curriculum for the core subjects of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, world language, the arts, physical education and swimming was developed to be stimulating and challenging, and to exceed state standards. Our learning outcome approach to curriculum development allows students to participate in small group learning and to create and formulate their ideas. In addition to the core subjects, students also can participate in various co-ed interscholastic sports, drama, chorus, National Elementary Honor Society, Honor’s Club, after-school enrichment and community service.
Our skilled teachers follow Sagemont standards, which combine state standards with standards unique to our school. They customize lessons and look for opportunities to enrich the curriculum when students need more challenge or additional instruction.
In addition to core subjects, students in grades K–5 participate in specialty classes including art, performing art, physical education, science, innovation lab and Spanish. Students in preschool through 2nd grade also participate in weekly swim lessons. Special classes are taught by content area experts who are able to engage students in specific areas of study.
Our art curriculum focuses on fundamental skills and teaches students how to create specific artwork and to appreciate the work of others. The Lower School performing art program is essential in giving students opportunities for creativity and spontaneity in a structured environment. This program integrates drama, music and dance. Students will have the opportunity to participate in performances and utilize the Black Box Theatre on our Upper School campus.
A healthy, active lifestyle starts when students are young. Through a variety of sports and exercises, students will develop self-confidence and a positive outlook toward wellness though physical education classes. Additionally, our partnership with The Swim Academy ensures that students develop aquatic awareness, water safety skills, and a lifelong love of the water.
Students in Pre-school through 5th grade are immersed in the Spanish language several times weekly. The integrative class improves communication and comprehension skills.
Weekly classes in our Innovation Lab include a S.T.E.A.M. lesson and additional time for book checkout. Students are taught a variety of skills that enable them to evaluate, interpret, and apply information from print and non-print materials. They explore new tools and strategies to fully participate in a connected, technology-rich society. Students learn the fundamentals of coding and participate in hands on engineering lessons and robotics.