Integrated development from age 2 through fifth grade
From age 2 through fifth grade, a child develops the foundation upon which a lifetime of learning will rest. Each year is a building block for the next. A Chance education that spans these critical years enables children to build on their successes until they have developed a strong base for the future.
In education, children are expected to meet certain age-appropriate milestones and standards. At Chance, these benchmarks are the foundation – not a box in which children must operate. Chance is different because we empower children to develop naturally. We remove the glass ceiling of achievement so often dictated by age and grade level.
- How We Teach: Children learn through discovery – academically, socially, physically, morally and emotionally. With our integrated approach, students at Chance have a say in what they study, and they connect their interests to other topics … and to the rest of the world.
- Preschool: Fun and learning go hand-in-hand here. Group activities build social skills while age-appropriate reading, writing and math experiences excite young minds. Play may include building with blocks, exploring science ideas or creating a work of art. Curiosity rules!
- Elementary: Here comes a different facet of fun – a sharper focus on thinking, exploring important themes, and experiencing the joy of service to others. Reading and writing workshops and math studies are experiences in discovery. Real-life science and social studies themes blend program standards with students’ interests.
- Specialized Curriculum: Chance students enjoy a wide variety of instruction beyond their core studies, including visual art, music, physical fitness, foreign language, technology and outdoor study.
- Program Components and Measuring Progress: Along with open-ended, creative learning, the school has a structure that ensures that students are accountable and parents are involved.