Grades 1 – 5 Curriculum
Founded on Rudolf Steiner’s humanitarian curriculum, Great Oak School awakens and inspires students’ critical thinking, emotional intelligence and artistic expression, preparing them to bring relevant contributions to the world.
In the grades, each academic subject, including math and science, is introduced in an artistic manner through poetry, drama, story, drawing, and music. An artistic portal is created in which students of many learning styles and abilities can enter into and engage themselves actively in a subject area. The Class Teacher ideally teaches a class of students from Grades 1 – 8 and grows with the students as an atmosphere of familiarity and trust is built. The morning lesson is taught from 8:30 – 10:30. Lessons are taught in blocks typically lasting three to four weeks and including the core academic subjects in the curriculum. Subject classes are taught after main lesson and include Foreign Languages, Games and P.E., Handwork, Painting, Modeling, Form Drawing, Woodworking, and Instrumental and Choral Music.