The Elementary School has core subject, self-contained classes at each grade level. Additionally there are specialist teachers who teach Art, Physical Education, Science, Korean, Music (vocal and/or band), Computer Use, and Library Skills.
The Elementary School curriculum provides a continuum in each core content area as the basis for the development of perceiving, thinking, and problem solving skills. In this curriculum continuum, students move from concrete experiences to increasingly more complex levels of abstraction in critical thinking. Skills related to each area are built upon previous learning and measurable performance objectives. The academic process is one that encourages a high level of achievement yet affirms the right to make mistakes and thus learn from trying.
It is our belief that all students can learn, and that our task is to provide an environment in which our students are motivated to learn. We strive to go beyond just helping our students assimilate information to the application of what has been learned and then the integration of the broader concepts behind that application. It is also important to us to help students learn to evaluate their own progress and take ownership of their learning; learning which includes all the above steps helps us throughout our lives. It is our task as a school and as individual teachers to help make this happen even as we recognize that it happens at different rates with different individuals.
Since Rosslyn Academy is such an international community, with students coming from a variety of educational, cultural, and national backgrounds, we identify the instructional level of each student in relation to the subject continuum with special emphasis on Reading, Mathematics, Writing, Research Skills, and Values learning. A alternative instruction may be provided when necessary, so as to motivate each student to achieve at his/her optimal level.
A summary of the specific curricular offerings for each grade level can be found on our Elementary School Documents page.