Students in Upper Elementary are hardworking, industrious, and curious. They are concerned with fairness and justice, global issues, and relationships. At this stage, young learners can concentrate on reading and thinking for long periods of time and enjoy logic and problem solving. To support this important stage of development, the Upper Elementary curriculum and classroom is dynamic, challenging, and engineered with purposeful work in order to help develop confident, caring, and global citizens. Students and teachers collaborate to develop academic and social emotional goals and, as a result, students in Upper El own their education!
Spring Hill teachers are committed to the success of each child and individualize curricula to appropriately engage and challenge students. Because our school is small by design and our student-teacher ratio is low, social/emotional needs of children are addressed organically during school time as well as through specific components of the curriculum.
Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled twice a year, and parents also may consult with teachers at any time. We encourage families and caregivers to become involved and there are many ways to participate in our wonderful educational community. Assessments are done three times per year. Teachers work with students on academic and emotional skills for test taking that reduce anxiety and help them understand their role in their own learning.