The Carey School Curriculum
The Carey School’s core curriculum is designed to focus on the fundamentals of reading, language arts, and math. Social studies, history, geography, and study skills complement this basic curriculum. Integration at each grade level, as well as across disciplines, makes learning fun, ties class work to the students’ real world, and develops abilities that last a lifetime.
PRE-KINDERGARTEN THROUGH KINDERGARTEN
Developmental education anchors Carey’s youngest students. In these early, formative years, students participate in a play-based, child centered environment that focuses on the whole person. We encourage students to share, listen, participate, contribute, and enjoy themselves while being exposed to all of the elements of learning readiness and, as appropriate, to introductory academics.
FIRST THROUGH FIFTH GRADES
We introduce more formal academics during the elementary school years, laying foundations in reading, language arts, math, social studies, history, and study skills. We balance this challenging, basic education with enrichment programs in Spanish, French, science, art, music, physical education, and library skills for all students, and offer accelerated studies as appropriate.
We invite you to click on the links to the left for more specific information regarding curriculum at each grade level and in each specialist class. If you have any questions regarding curriculum, please contact Tracy Gray-Hair, Director of Studies, at or call her at 650-345-8205.