DSCN2126The curriculum at Sparrow is carefully created by each teacher, taking into account the grade-level content standards, the developmental needs and interests of the children, the season and other themes that tie the unit together, the research of each teacher into a particular subject, theme or content area, integration of artistic elements, a balance of partner, small group and individual work and practice, a variety of intelligences and learning modalities, plans for assessment, and how the children’s imagination may be sparked into further inquiry.

Many of our seasonal and monthly themes mirror typical main lesson blocks found in Waldorf schools, as these themes have been time-tested and thoughtfully aligned with the children’s development at various ages.   We also make use of our adopted Pearson curriculum to ensure alignment with the Common Core standards.

The following are overviews of this year’s curriculum for each grade.

First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade