小学

小学

英国威廉希尔公司 students in grades 1-8 follow a comprehensive and cohesive classical curriculum which
includes the study of religion, language arts, math, history & geography, science, art, music, 拉丁 and PE.

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宗教

In addition to formalized religious instruction in first through eighth grades—which uses the Baltimore Catechism, 金色的圣经, 圣徒的生活, and the Faith and Life series—the literature 和诗歌 selections complement the religious instruction, and the 拉丁 studies include the memorization of prayers in 拉丁. First and second grades focus on preparation for First Confession and First Communion, which take place in May of second grade. Religious instruction for fifth through eighth grades includes reading the Gospels of St. 路加和圣. Mark, 使徒行传, 基督教的理由, and The Story of a Soul (autobiography of St. 利塞的特雷泽).

语言艺术

Language arts instruction begins in first and second grade with an emphasis on phonics as a tool to learn reading. Students also begin to build grammar and 词汇表, 理解他们所读的内容, 拼写和写句子, 背诵和阅读诗歌, 还有精湛的书法. The development of these skills continues throughout the grade school years using grade-appropriate texts for the study of spelling, 词汇表, 和语法. The language arts curriculum includes a rich library of student- and teacher-read books, 故事, 和诗歌. 一个小样本包括, 在低年级, the Little House on the Prairie books, 以及朗费罗的诗歌, 米尔恩和史蒂文森.

Literature throughout the grade school years complements the studies in history and geography. During the fourth grade year when students study California history, 例如, they also read Island of the Blue Dolphins, based on a true story about the survival of a Chumash Indian girl abandoned on an island off the California coast in the early 1800s; Blue Willow, the story of a family of itinerant farmers in the Central Valley; Patty Reed’s Doll, the story of the Donner party; Anita of Rancho Del Mar, the story of life on ranchos near 任务s set in Ventura County; By the Great Horn Spoon, 故事 about the California Gold Rush; The Iron Dragon Never Sleeps, a novel about the building of the railroad and Chinese laborers; Journey to Topaz, a novel about the Japanese internment during World War II; The Stories of Juana Briones, 故事 told by a Mexican immigrant whose family helped build the presidio of San Francisco; Stowaway to California, a novel about Father Junipero Serra, and two books about the California Gold Rush.

数学

Grade school students use the Saxon 数学 series for first through eighth grade instruction. Beginning in the third and fourth grade classroom, students may advance beyond their grade level in math. Students have the opportunity to begin Algebra I in seventh or eighth grade if they are ready to do so.

历史与地理

Young students begin learning history through the lives of great Americans, and geography by an introduction to maps and globes. Students progress through the years to a deeper study of history, covering California history and early American history in third and fourth grade, ancient history and North American history in fifth and sixth grade, and world history and United States history in seventh and eighth grade. Geographical studies complement the period of history studied, 如上所述, the literature for each year complements the historical period being studied.

科学

科学 instruction begins in first and second grade with the study of the seasons, 天气, and water cycles in first grade and of the natural world in the second. Third grade students study simple machines, rocks and soil, space and planets. Fourth grade students study biomes and habitats of North America and flora and fauna of the Arroyo Seco. Fifth grade students study earth, life and physical science. Sixth grade students study life science, focusing on cells, classification, plants and animals. In the seventh grade, students study earth science. Physical science is studied in eighth grade. Hands-on science activities are a priority in the science curriculum. Students attend frequent field trips to local scientific exhibits.

艺术与音乐

Throughout the first through eighth grade years, students participate in art and music activities with specialist teachers. In fifth through eighth grades, students also study the history of sculpture, 音乐史, 绘画的历史, and the history of architecture.

拉丁

拉丁 instruction begins in first and second grades with students memorizing prayers—Our Father, 万福马利亚, 荣耀是拉丁文. 三年级的时候, instruction in structure and 词汇表 begins with an emphasis on the English language’s 拉丁 roots. Formal 拉丁 instruction takes place in fifth through eighth grades with an emphasis on 拉丁 grammar.