Elementary

The Redwood Elementary program is structured upon the idea that children learn best through doing.  We provide plenty of opportunities for hands-on exploration and real world connections, while meeting targeted educational benchmarks and goals.  Our unique curriculum is developed to meet the needs of each child in our program.  Due to the ratio that we are committed to maintaining, we are able to differentiate learning and offer both small-group and one-on-one, as well as whole group learning experiences.

Whole child development is a key goal at Redwood Cooperative School.  We give equal attention to social, emotional, moral and cognitive growth in our students.  We want our children to learn critical thinking and problem solving skills to become 21st century learners.

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A day in Elementary:

Each day at Redwood, students enjoy periods of literacy, math and thematic study, as well as 90 minutes of unstructured outdoor time.  The benefits of unstructured outdoor time are not only in being able to move and release energy, but in developing social skills, creative thinking and an appreciation for nature.  We also cultivate a connection to nature throughout the school day by incorporating outdoor learning into each area of our curriculum.  You will often find our students outside utilizing nature to learn about place value and multiplication, engaging in writing workshops and even enjoying specials classes outdoors.  Students also attend art, music, science, physical education and Japanese classes each week.

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Hours:

Redwood Cooperative School Elementary is a full-day, 8:15 am-3:15 pm program, allowing more opportunities for deep exploration; extended learning centers; long periods of outdoor learning, including gardening and rich nature exploration; more opportunities for music and art; and time for social and emotional growth.

Before and after school care are also offered for an additional charge.

Early drop-off: 7:30-8:00 am

After school: 3:15-5:45 pm

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Class structure:

Because we believe in the continuum of learning, our classes beyond kindergarten are structured to allow children to learn with and from each other in a blended classroom.  A typical elementary class has 20 students with one lead teacher, one assistant teacher and one working parent in the classroom.

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Information about tuition and fees can be found here.

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