Elementary (ages 6-12)

Lower Elementary 

Our Lower Elementary program is for ages 6 – 9. This program is focused on making sure that children in this age group are mastering the basic skills they need to be successful in all future applications. In lower elementary, children are immersed in an atmosphere where basic academic processes are taught in a way that intertwine and connect to real life. Through a blend of Culture, STEAM, Real Life Application, and Wonder Projects, students are able to utilize the academics that they are learning. Children are encouraged to express ideas and take the lead in developing their own individualized, interest-led work plan. In the afternoon, students participate in read aloud, journaling, lit circle, humanities, service and a rotation of focused topics that integrate STEAM. In the Lower Elementary we practice peace, courtesy, citizenship, organizational skills, self care and integrity.

Week In Review (Lower El) – Read more about a week of learning in Lower Elementary.

Upper Elementary 

Our Upper Elementary Program is for children ages 9 – 12. This program is focused on encouraging creativity, determination, and responsibility. In this age group, children are beginning to develop more specific interests and show a natural entrepreneurial spirit. Students follow an individual, interest-led work plan.

Students in Upper Elementary are given more responsibility and are expected to be able to develop plans and complete tasks within a group and individual setting. The basic skills that were mastered in Lower Elementary are now extended and put into action through Real Life Application, Problem Solvers Group and Giving Back to the community. In the afternoon the Lower and Upper Elementary come together for read aloud, journaling, lit circle, humanities, service and a rotation of focused topics that integrate STEAM. Often times the Upper Elementary students become team leaders in the afternoon to help develop their communication and organizational skills. In Upper Elementary we practice peace, courtesy, citizenship, organizational skills, self care, integrity, leadership and communication skills.

Week In Review (Upper El) – Read more about a week of learning in Upper Elementary.

Flexible Schedule

Campus Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

School Day: 8:30 – 3:30

Enrollment Options & Tuition

Creative and Physical Expression are integrated into learning throughout the day. In addition, we have specific opportunities.

  • Makerspace Mondays– We have a “maker” mentor available to the students. This is an opportunity to add tools and technology to any work, and especially the design-build stage of project-based learning.
  • Private Music Lessons – We have a music teacher for violin, viola, cello, and piano. The students meet individually once a week and as a group monthly. The lessons are during the school day.
  • Running Club – Meets every morning before school. This is an opportunity to balance the brain before learning – to wake-up for some and release energy for others.
  • Studio Plus – This is an after-hours art club. Instruction by a professional artist.

BE Elementary offers a flexible, family-centered schedule. Classes meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. BE provides a three-day week work plan, and the student/parent creates the work plan for family days. Further customization and flexibility are available with one-, two-, or three-day week options.

Parental involvement is paramount to the success of the BE learning experience. At BE, we recognize parents as the child’s first teachers. We are your partner and support team. This allows you the opportunity to customize your child’s learning experience with personal interests, passions, hobbies, and sports. Communication is vital to the partnership between parents and the learning support team. There are a number of ways we keep everyone connected.
  • Private Facebook Family Group
  • Week in Review Narrative
  • Monthly Parent Ed
  • Off-Campus Learning
  • Parent Organized Meet-Ups
  • Parent Student Teacher Conferences

My favorite thing about BE is the work plan. Most kids are used to being on the same page. It's not that way here. No, no, no.

Henry, age 10

2016-11-27T16:35:59+00:00

Henry, age 10

My favorite thing about BE is the work plan. Most kids are used to being on the same page. It's not that way here. No, no, no.

My favorite thing about BE is the people. The most unique thing about the BE is the way it works, like interest-led academics. My favorite work is designing and building. 

Ian, age 12

2016-12-13T17:32:23+00:00

Ian, age 12

My favorite thing about BE is the people. The most unique thing about the BE is the way it works, like interest-led academics. My favorite work is designing and building. 

My favorite thing about BE is that we get to pick our own work. We don’t have to sit in desks and if you already know something, you move on at your own pace.

Drew, age 10

2016-12-13T18:16:32+00:00

Drew, age 10

My favorite thing about BE is that we get to pick our own work. We don’t have to sit in desks and if you already know something, you move on at your own pace.

My favorite thing about BE is my friends and teachers.

Mia, age 9

2016-12-13T18:17:50+00:00

Mia, age 9

My favorite thing about BE is my friends and teachers.

My favorite work is the trinomial cube.

Nathan, age 8

2016-12-13T18:20:52+00:00

Nathan, age 8

My favorite work is the trinomial cube.

BE is smaller and less overwhelming than my old school. They don’t expect more than I can do. Map making is one of my favorite works.

Joel, age 12

2016-12-13T18:22:16+00:00

Joel, age 12

BE is smaller and less overwhelming than my old school. They don’t expect more than I can do. Map making is one of my favorite works.

I like the 3 days a week so I can do more stuff on the off days.

Nevaeh, age 9

2016-12-13T18:23:23+00:00

Nevaeh, age 9

I like the 3 days a week so I can do more stuff on the off days.

I get two recesses and I have friends. I love the brain teasers. I like snacks. I love running club.

Clark, age 6

2017-02-14T18:43:39+00:00

Clark, age 6

I get two recesses and I have friends. I love the brain teasers. I like snacks. I love running club.

Everyone is your friend. Everyone is helpful. We do projects! We can choose what work we do. All the teachers are nice. We can take work breaks. We can read whenever. It’s for preschool and older. We can do art. We can choose what to do in the afternoon.

Sophia

2017-02-14T18:47:28+00:00

Sophia

Everyone is your friend. Everyone is helpful. We do projects! We can choose what work we do. All the teachers are nice. We can take work breaks. We can read whenever. It’s for preschool and older. We can do art. We can choose what to do in the afternoon.

It helps us learn. We make friends. I love to do the map. I love my teacher. I love to learn. I love to do Story of the World. I love running club too.

Ava

2017-02-14T18:48:05+00:00

Ava

It helps us learn. We make friends. I love to do the map. I love my teacher. I love to learn. I love to do Story of the World. I love running club too.
The elementary students of Benedicite have joined the effort to protect and preserve the Rainforest by raising awareness, education, and financial support. Many of our students are hopeful to visit the Rainforest in the summer of 2018. Learn More rainforest

 

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It is a joy to teach in this environment!

Benedicite is an amazing school! As a teacher, I look forward to coming to school every day. As a parent of grown children, I wish they had been able to experience Benedicite. The children thrive on making work choices, and completing their work individually. The class sizes are small, the children progress at their own rate and according to their interests. It is a joy to teach in this environment!

Ms. Gretchen

Lower Elementary Learning Guide

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Ms. Gretchen

Lower Elementary Learning Guide

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