Curriculum Overview

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Los Encinos School provides a balanced, integrated curriculum with a differentiated instructional approach. This approach utilizes teaching methods that acknowledge the varying modalities through which children learn and seeks to tailor instruction to meet individual needs. Our curriculum for grades kindergarten through six extends beyond the core areas of language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science to include instruction in the areas of visual and dramatic arts, music, library, computer science, and physical education. Dedicated and passionate teachers provide students with a variety of opportunities to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills and strive to make learning fun and engaging. Students engage in year-long, grade-specific volunteer service programs that cultivate a deep appreciation for service and connections with the larger community.

The program balances core subjects and creative arts with traditional methods and innovative techniques through extensive integration. Small class sizes and a low student-teacher ratio enable the teachers to know each child and to assign work that challenges individual ability levels and learning styles. Coursework follows an established curriculum that is personalized by the incorporation of current events, student interests and curiosity, community opportunities, and individual student needs. Technology, manipulatives, and cooperative projects are used to involve the students in the learning process.

A variety of optional student activities is offered. After school classes such as art, sports, and science are offered throughout the year. Extended day is available.