Elementary School Program

The Pine Street School Elementary curriculum (Kindergarten-5th Grade) encourages both emotional and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their learning and in their personal development. We offer a technology-enabled, project-based problem-solving setting that nurtures passion with a purpose.

Our Elementary curriculum provides a holistic program that balances the development of concepts, skills and character. Our approach focuses on the total growth of the developing child addressing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic welfare.

Our program focuses on guided inquiry, collaboration and communication as approaches to teaching and learning to provide an environment that fosters the development of problem solving and critical thinking as well as subject competencies.

The subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies are taught by the classroom teachers under transdisciplinary themes to make connections across all subjects, including special subjects such as music, visual arts and athletics.


PE, Music, and Visual Arts are taught by specialists to form a comprehensive, varied and rich experience. Technology is used as a tool that enhances and broadens the scope and quality of student learning across all subjects.

Elementary students investigate six units of inquiry for six weeks each. As they advance from grade to grade the level of investigation expands. Through these interdisciplinary units of inquiry, students acquire math, language, science, art, music, and social studies skills at grade level or above.

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Sample Program of Inquiry

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