Elementary Community

  • The Elementary Community experience helps student to develop intellectually, emotionally and physically

  • Collage’s Elementary School Community is designed to continue the development of well-rounded students with a well-balanced curriculum that engages them intellectually, emotionally and physically. In addition to taking challenging academic courses in English, world languages, math, science, and social studies, students also participate in a broad range of experiences in physical education, the environment, visual and performing arts, technology and service learning.

    We help students develop the tools to be problem solvers, innovators, creators and change makers by matching the unique learning profile of each student with individualized instruction. Because they are engaged with professionals who understand how they learn and who they are as individuals, students learn to love learning.

    Collage teachers cultivate academic excellence by building upon this joy in learning and celebrating our students’ innate curiosity. Students are encouraged to express their independence and use their imagination as part of learning to become the leaders of tomorrow. They are motivated to respect themselves, each other and our planet.

  • Framework for Instruction

    At Collage, we offer a combination of grade-level classrooms and multi-age classrooms. Each class grouping is intentionally designed to scaffold the learning needs of students. Multi-age classrooms allow for students to work with a group that has a broader range of abilities– much like the real world. With a vast range of skill levels within the classroom setting, students can participate in partner or small-group work with peers that are developing at the same skill level. Instruction within mutli-age level settings can be easily adjusted to promote both enrichment in areas of strength and remediation in areas of need.

    Students in multi-age classrooms benefit from the development of deeper bonds with their peers and teachers. This structure creates a comfortable learning environment and classroom setting that allows students to feel safe taking risks. Teachers of multi-age classrooms develop an even stronger understanding of students’ abilities at various levels and the scope of their progress. Students who have been in the multi-age classroom previously, naturally develop leadership roles and often are eager to assist the new students in the classroom. New students learn to seek help from their leaders and will eventually transition into leaders themselves.

    At Collage, we feel that students should not be bound by grade levels or age groups, but that their learning path should be individualized to meet their strengths and needs. When a student in a typical grade level setting at our school can benefit from working within a different group of students in a different grade level, they may also ‘step up’ to different classrooms for enrichment in a particular academic area. For example, if a student in the first grade classroom excels in math and is in need of enrichment, that student could visit that class during the math block to the second grade classroom to receive instruction appropriate to their own learning path.

    Collage believes in providing children with learning opportunities that suit each individual child. We recognize the beautiful fact that every child is different and so, each child’s learning path will look different. We are committed to creating a learning environment that is flexible and meaningful for every student.

  • Kindergarten
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    First Grade
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    Third Grade
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    Fifth Grade
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  • Transitional Kindergarten
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    Second Grade
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    Fourth Grade
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  • Teachers in our Elementary School Community:

    • Allow students to master their specific areas of strengths, while being empowered to try emerging areas of interests
    • Guide students in understanding the concept of time and time management as part of setting and reaching goals
    • Help students discover the social skills they will need to interact effectively with others in their community
    • Enable students to develop an awareness and appreciation for people outside of their community
    • Provide opportunities for students to become responsible for their own actions
    • Teach students about respect for local environments and our world as a whole
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