Academics

Lower School (K-2)

Kindergarten Program

The kindergarten class meets from 8:15 AM – 3:00 PM.

The curriculum forms its core around religion, reading, mathematics, and language with foundation subjects in literature, writing, science, social studies, music, art, physical education, and computer technology. Incorporated into the kindergarten program also are discussions, indoor and outdoor play, time for sharing, rest period, snacks, foreign language phrases, field trips, special classroom visitors, and individual and group projects. Following Maryland State Policy, Emmanuel accepts children into the Kindergarten program who are five (5) by September 1st.

Grades 1 and 2

The lower school, grades I1 and 2, functions under a flexible, self-contained classroom type of organization. It is organized so that varying abilities and needs may be met by flexible groupings. Under the direction of the grade teacher, the curriculum areas of religion, mathematics, reading, language arts, science, health and social studies are taught. Art, music, computer technology and physical education are taught by teachers having specific training and/or expertise in the curriculum area.

Intermediate School (3-5)

The intermediate program, grades 3, 4, and 5, operates a departmentalized program for the basic skill subjects of mathematics, reading and language arts, science, and social studies.

Under the direction of the grade teacher, the curriculum areas of religion and spelling are taught. Art, music, computer literacy and physical education are taught by teachers having specific training and/or expertise in the curriculum area.

Students entering grades 3, 4, and 5 have summer requirements in reading.

Middle School (6-8)

The middle school, grades 6, 7, and 8, operates with a blocked, A-B Schedule academic program. Religion is taught by the grade teacher. The curriculum areas of mathematics, literature, English, science, social studies, physical education, art, music and computer literacy are each taught by teachers having specific training and/or expertise in the curriculum area.

Students entering grades 6, 7, and 8 have summer requirements in reading and/or other academic areas.

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