As the oldest students in our building, Grade 4 students take on new challenges and responsibilities in the classroom and beyond. Students engage in a dynamic, integrated curriculum designed to broaden their abstract thinking skills and build their confidence as independent learners.
Cross-curricular projects deepen understanding of fundamental concepts by actively applying them to various real-world situations. Students often work together in small groups, developing the ability to communicate ideas clearly and assertively, listen and learn from other perspectives, and collaborate effectively to create relevant and successful outcomes. In Responsive Classroom practice, students collaborate to create their classroom agreements, engage in morning meetings, and use collaborative strategies to resolve misunderstandings and disagreements. All students are encouraged to care for themselves, one another, and their school community, with Grade 4 students carrying particular responsibility as they plan and lead regular Community Gatherings for the entire Lower School.