费伊的小学项目, which serves children in 幼儿园 through grade two, truly stands out among private elementary schools in Southborough and the Metro-West area.
In small classes and intimate homeroom settings, 学生培养阅读技能, 写作, 科学, 数学, 还有社会研究. Students also meet with specialists each week for classes in 艺术, 音乐, 图书馆, 还有体育.
在幼儿园, teachers use an inquiry-based approach that incorporates the design process: Find, 定义, 形成概念, 使, 和评估. Student learning in language 艺术s and 数学 is structured around a topic of interest that the children wish to pursue in depth. Inquiries in past years have included woodworking, pets, and 音乐al instruments. These themes provide a foundation for student research, exploration, and hands-on projects.
在一年级和二年级, the structured program helps students build and solidify foundational reading, 写作, and math skills as they prepare for the transition to third grade and 较低的学校.
The 小学 科学 curriculum is inquiry-based and project-based. Its practices have been adopted from the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, 横切概念, 和核心理念(2012). Students who demonstrate success in primary school 科学 courses will be able to:
Ask questions that encourage further investigation
Record observations and ideas using pictures, numbers, and 写作
Share observations and ideas with peers
Compare and sort objects according to similarities and differences
Follow oral instructions for explorations
Recognize that scientists work in groups
Use tools appropriately to observe, draw, and describe objects
玩耍也是我们项目的重要组成部分! Learn about our new playground and how it fosters the development of gross- and fine-motor skills, 结构化的冒险, 和解决问题.
A major focus of the 小学 program is building community. Students begin to learn about life at Fay, and they p艺术icipate in traditions–such as our daily family-style lunches and weekly community meetings–that help them underst和更多的 about their roles as individuals, 朋友, 社区成员.