Students in Grade 2 build their confidence and sense of achievement as they learn to independently pursue interests using focused inquiry and thoughtful research.
As part of the Responsive Classroom practice, students help create their classroom agreements, engage in morning meetings, and use collaborative strategies to resolve misunderstandings and disagreements. Students are encouraged to care for themselves, for one another, and for their whole school community, with the steady guidance and support of their two homeroom teachers. Each student continues her individual progress, deepening her skills for reading, writing, mathematics, and social studies, while engaging in a thoughtful mix of individual and collaborative group work. Outside the homeroom, students expand a wide range of skills in library, PE, dance, music, art, STEAM, science, and Spanish.