Early Childhood Program (Ages 3 - 5)
Experiences in the Early Childhood classrooms at Grandview emphasize growth in social interaction and allow the young child to progress through developmental milestones at an individual pace. Our teachers utilize interest centers, units, and theme topics in a combination of group instruction, individual instruction, and self-directed discovery. Through core academics and classes in art, music, dance, physical education, and language, the children experience a balance of play, discovery, manipulation, and participation to lay the foundation for lifelong learning.
Students in the Early Childhood program are flexibly grouped by ability in a blended-age format. Through this grouping, our teachers are able to monitor the development of each individual child based on developmental age rather than chronological age. This program is the perfect transition into our traditional Kindergarten classroom.
The Early Childhood program offers flexible drop off and pick up times to accommodate family schedules. Early Childhood students may be dropped off from 7:45 - 9:00 AM. Dismissal is between 2:30 - 2:45 PM. Extended Day, with a host of enrichment activities, is available for students until 5:30 PM.
(Grades Kindergarten - 5th)
Lower School at Grandview is a comprehensive, family oriented, academically driven program where teamwork and the well-being of each child, as both a student and a person, is the focus. Our open-ended, personalized learning environment integrates a strong character development program with a spiraling curriculum from grade to grade. We focus on laying the foundation of a strong academic background while providing our students with a sense of personal responsibility and exposure to a variety of opportunities for self reflection and growth.
Students in our program acquire high-level skills rather than move through a fact-based curriculum, exploring within a small, nurturing environment fully equipped with specially designed classrooms, including a Lower School sciene laboratory. Our small class size and critical thinking focus enables students to become active thinkers and problem solvers.
Technology plays a large role in our learning environment in helping to bring innovative experiences to our traditional curriculum as students take an active role in the learning process. Students experience dynamic, developmentally appropriate activities designed to challenge and inspire. Differentiated instruction insures that each student will progress according to his or her individual learning requirements. Individualized Learning Profiles (ILPs) enable monitoring of each student's academic progress from year to year. Additionally, Grandview embraces technology as a learning tool in the classroom. Classrooms are equipped with student computers, projectors, Educational website access, United Streaming, SMART Boards and Renweb to enhance learning, teaching and communication.
Lower School students begin their day with Morning Meeting in the Great Room at 8:00 AM. Students are dismissed between 3:00 - 3:15 PM. Extended Day, with a host of enrichment activities, is available until 5:30 PM.
Technology Requirements for Grades 4 - 5
Students in Grades 4 & 5 are required to being a Chromebook or similar small, portable device to school daily. Netbooks are used during the school day for research, collaboration, and communication, and students are responsible for bringing a fully charged and operational device to school each day. Students are encouraged to bring their chargers with them to school to be available as needed.
Due to the proliferation of computer viruses, it is recommended that all student netbooks have a virus protection program installed . A virus protection program protects the student's netbook as well as the school's network from malicious and potentially damaging software.
We are a “Google Apps” school, so each student will be provided with a “grandviewprep.org” account which will be used for all school related work, email messages, etc. Students will be expected to work collaboratively utilizing the Google Apps including Mail, Drive, etc.
Our network operates under a wireless network, so your netbook must be wi-fi ready.
If you have any specific questions, please contact Mary Ellen Piscatello at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-416-9737.