* emphasizes the whole child,
* matches specific stages of child development,
* integrates the arts throughout the curriculum, and
* includes every one of the seven multiple intelligences.
Language Arts: storytelling, recitation, speech exercises, form drawing, rhythmic walking, literature, composition, reading, writing.
Mathematics: quality of numbers, rhythmic counting, four operations, multiplication tables, number patterns, money, time, measurement, fractions, decimals, percentages, geometry.
Science: animal and nature studies, gardening, cooking; earth sciences and eco-literacy progress naturally into biology, botany, chemistry, and physics in later grades.
Social Studies: community awareness, geography, history that is chronological and inclusive of the world’s great civilizations, multicultural studies, moral education.
Foreign Languages: Spanish language presented orally in early years through games, poems, and songs; reading, writing and grammar that build on oral work introduced in grade four.
Music: pentatonic flute or recorder, singing, ukulele, guitar, violin, choir.
Art: drawing, watercolor painting, clay modeling, sculpture.
Drama: plays, both puppet and staged.
Handwork: knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, sewing, woodwork, crafts.
Physical Education: folk dancing, gymnastics, eurythmy, boating, cooperative and traditional games.