Our Curricula

Our Standard-Based curricula is focused on Student Centered Learning, where students/teachers/parents are active participants in the learning process. Integral to this philosophy is the fluidity of our curricular programming. We’ve found our students learn most effectively when offered a mix of curricula, selected for their application methodology, supplemental components, and outcome measures.

Standard-based Curriculum

Our Elementary Curriculum is developed by following the Florida BEST Standards. Our teachers break down the subject matter into smaller “learning targets” working towards mastery by the end of the year. Teachers track student progress, give appropriate feedback, and adapt instruction to meet student needs.

Report Cards
  1. Collage Day School has been using a standards-based report card for the past several years, which means that it is based on a combination of Florida B.E.S.T. Standards and Curriculum expectations. Students are graded against a standard, not each other. The language we use is meant to convey how the student is doing compared to the grade level standard for that skill at that time of year.(E =Exceeds/Above Grade Level, P = Proficient/At Grade Level, I=Intensive Instruction Needed, N/A = Not Assessed)

  2. Teachers ultimately would like students to achieve E’s, demonstrating that they are meeting the grade level standards. Of course, that won’t be true for all children in every subject/skill. Some children aren’t developmentally ready in every skill and therefore would receive an “I” or “N/A” while others may demonstrate easy mastery of a skill and seek opportunities to go beyond, leading to an “E”.”

  3. We are confident that a standards-based report card allows for our philosophy while also giving parents a realistic view of how their student is performing throughout each school year.”

  4. The report card is just one component of our grade reporting system. Teachers communicate with parents in many other ways (e.g. phone calls, email, conferences, homework, etc.)”
Conceptual Math

Conceptual Math is a teaching method of proven results designed with a careful sequence of concepts. It allows students to engage in a concrete way through the use of manipulatives, in a pictorial way through visual representations, and in an abstract way through mathematical symbols. Students learn to truly understand the meaning of numbers and develop a toolbox of strategies to solve problems in multiple ways.

Reading and Writing Workshops
  1. In the Reading Workshop Model, students begin with a mini-lesson of explicit reading strategies utilizing both informational and fictional texts. The mini-lesson is followed by independent work, conferences, small groups, and sharing time.

  2. Writing Workshop is structured similarly, with units including narrative, informational, and opinion writing.

  3. In addition to the reading and writing workshops, we utilize word study instruction, grammar, and handwriting using Handwriting Without Tears for the younger students and Cursive for the older students.

We will assign prescriptive homework on an as-needed basis. In addition, students will be asked to read daily and practice math facts, if needed. Teachers will communicate with parents if a need arises in which individual students need additional assistance at home or enrichment and will provide resources.

Careful Monitoring

Collage Day School’s experienced administrative team has access to a wide variety of hands-on and real-world curricula. The team is fully dedicated to choosing curriculum based on each student’s individual needs and learning styles. All learning plans and curriculum are carefully monitored by the faculty and administrators to ensure that Collage’s educational objectives are aligned to frameworks and to instructional practices that yield the highest standards of student achievement and instructional excellence.


2022 – 2023 School Year:
Monday – Friday
7:00 am – 6:00 pm