Community school is committed to a curriculum balanced in its emphasis on academics, physical education, and the arts, which meets the needs of the 21st century student.
Curriculum is evaluated, enhanced and constructed through a well-developed process. On a regular cycle, each academic subject is reviewed; teachers and administrators blend the research of best practices with Community's well-established curriculum. Communication of curriculum standards is discussed with each grade and the entire faculty. After curriculum is implemented, it is also mapped to ensure a challenging, spiraling curriculum from grade to grade.
More specific curriculum guides can be found on webpages for various grades and subjects; however, below are a few highlights of the curriculum:
Through the integration of technology, including computers, SMARTBoards, and other multi-media applications, students' learning is supported and broadened.
Community School recently adopted the Math in Focus curriculum, which uses the Singapore Math approach. Fewer topics are covered in a year, but students explore each one in greater depth, resulting in increased understanding of not only the "how" but also the "why."
The arts are consciously integrated into the academic curriculum to expand and enhance students' understanding. Music, art, drama - even woodshop - frequently enrich the core classroom studies.
By definition, differentiated instruction means structuring classrooms so that students have multiple options for taking in information, processing ideas and expressing what they learn. Differentiated classrooms provide various avenues to acquiring content, to making sense of ideas, and to developing product so that each student can learn effectively.