Kindergarten - 6th
Meets on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
In a spirit of describing the nature of our students, we give names to our class levels:
Kindergarteners are Discoverers
1st & 2nd Graders are Explorers
3rd & 4th Graders are Adventurers
5th & 6th Graders are Voyagers
In Early Elementary Years (K-4), the educational experience at DaySpring is dynamic alive, and relevant. It exposes students to rich literature, a variety of writing styles, an overview of historical events and science concepts. Our curriculum and book choices help build curiosity about the world around them and teachers provide many hands-on activities that engage young bodies and minds.
In Upper Elementary Grades (5th and 6th), education begins to take on a more structured approach. We focus on mechanics, study skills, digging deeper into our literature and history books and making more connections. Classes still incorporate many hands-on activities that keep students moving and engaged. There is also a strong focus on communication and collaboration through group and partner work.
For Early Elementary, parents should expect to direct and work side by side at home with their child. The "at-home" work on Mondays and Wednesdays will require parents to read to children, interpret directions, engage in hands-on activities, guide them in writing assignments, help them do research....Parents should expect to spend about 4 hours per day on school depending on the attention span of their student.
For the Upper Elementary years, parents will need to monitor students' work and make sure that they are understanding assignments and concepts. When necessary, some assignments may need to be done with parent input. The goal is to begin to develop personal work ethic and study skills, with growing independence and responsibility. The 'at home' days will require 4 to 6 hours depending on your student's personal work speed.
All the students in these levels do Academics on Tuesdays and Thursdays in their regular classroom with their teacher and peers. On Fridays students come to do their chosen specialty classes. Each student will be given a list of specialty classes and they get to choose 4 to take for the year.
This model gives students a well rounded education. They get classroom time to learn with others, individual time at home with parents, and a full day (Friday) to explore their own choices for enriching classes.
SCHEDULE & PRICING
Tuesdays and Thursdays students work on Math, Science, Social Studies, & Language Arts.
Academy students will receive an additional $99 / yr discount off of their Friday Enrichment classes. Minimum 2 classes required.
K-4th, 2 Day: $4,185 ($465/mo)
*K-4th Enrollment Fee: $275
5th-6th, 2 Day: $4,680 ($520/mo)
*5th-6th Enrollment Fee: $375
These Friday specialty classes enrich the educational experience of our students: giving them the opportunity to explore art, music, dance, engineering, circus, drama and much more. You will sign up for four classes at the time of registration. Look for the list of the classes and their descriptions under the heading Enrichment Friday or in the brochure entitled Enrichment Classes. You will notice that we also open these classes to the homeschool community.
Kindergarten thru 6th Grade
* = This fee is non-refundable