The early school years of a child's life are the most important for setting a foundation of excellence in learning. The goal of the primary team is to develop, nurture and encourage positive learners. Children begin to blossom into excited learners with the low student teacher ratio and close classrooms. Students will also participate in various learning methods such as independent learning, group work and centers. Creating such an environment allows the teacher to meet the individual needs of all students within the classroom. Students are tested in the basics and placed appropriately in curriculum to address gifted and needs students. Students are able to work at their academic ability while developing cooperative learning skills.
The primary setting offers an enjoyable and challenging academic program. Children are offered a hands-on approach. Students improve their reading through the Harcourt Brace Reading Series. Children are also introduced to the seven steps of writing. Writing skills are developed through the Writers' Workshop program, which provides opportunities to brainstorm, write, edit with peers, publish, and share. EDUPRIZE also offers a curriculum rich in science. Students at the primary level are continually engaged in fun, exciting and hands on science.
The following thematic science units are taught at the primary level:
Students learn about these science based units through science experiments, field trips, guest speakers, literature, poems, songs, art, dramatic plays, and productions.