Clear Spring School Block Curriculum 2023-2024
Our curriculum is based on a quarterly block schedule that is an intense integrated curriculum that consists of 10 weeks in one thematic area. These blocks contain a mix of academic areas such as language arts, math, science and social studies. Each block may be more heavily weighted in one of these areas. Throughout the year the blocks balance out to provide a well rounded and full experience in all the academic disciplines.
As a progressive education institution we recognize that students arrive with different interests, academic abilities, strengths and challenges. We also recognize that students grow in spurts and plateaus, to meet this we group students by interest and ability, not necessarily age or grade level. On the lower campus, class groupings range from 1st to 4th grade, 5th-8th grade and 9th-12th grade.
This year's blocks center around outdoor sciences, life skills and engagement in the world around us. Students on the lower campus will participate in four blocks. These blocks will address developmentally appropriate needs, intentional math and Language arts pull outs and other academic needs as well as age appropriate travel experiences.