The curriculum at River Day School includes language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, handwriting, health, foreign language, creative arts, music, information and technology skills and physical education.
We have literature circles for reading, focusing on author studies that involve comparing and contrasting different works by the same author (e.g. Roald Dahl’s The Witches and James and the Giant Peach). Our math curriculum is Math Solutions by Marilyn Burns. We use Handwriting Without Tears for writing and offer individualized spelling programs based on Rebecca Sitton.
River Day School also incorporates experiential learning into our curriculum; numerous field trips enhance the learning opportunities, bringing topics to life. Children of all ages participate in community service projects. River Day School combines a developmentally appropriate curriculum, differentiated instruction, and continuous progress learning. Curricular content is aligned with the physical and mental development of children. Our students benefit from our generous teacher to student ratio, mastering necessary foundational concepts (e.g. grammar, arithmetic) while getting to explore topics of interest in greater depth (what is the composition of soil by the river compared to soil on the bluff? What is the significance of having more sand or more clay in the soil?).
Students at River Day School engage with their peers, their teachers and the world around them as they learn.