Class teacher: Ms. En Wong
5 days a week, 8:30 am–3:15 pm
Grades 1 – 3: $32,000
2018 – 19 first, second and third grade applications are now being accepted. Each consecutive year we will add another grade until we reach 5th Grade. We use a rolling admissions process, although January 29th is our deadline to apply for tuition assistance.
The Waldorf Curriculum Through the Grades
The students at the New Amsterdam School follow a curriculum that integrates the sciences with art and the humanities. We teach the core subjects in daily main lesson blocks in which we discover and delight in one topic for a two hour period over the course of four weeks. This generous rhythm allows students the time and opportunity to penetrate each subject, whether history or biology, mathematics or geography, thoroughly and with purpose.
Language Arts: Grade 1) writing & reading, poetry & speech exercises Grade 2) composition Grade 3) grammar and punctuation Grade 4) book reports Grade 5) parts of speech & sentence diagrams
Math: Grade 1) addition, subtraction, multiplication & division Grade 2) place value & expanded number range Grade 3) measurement, long division & double digit multiplication Grade 4) fractions, estimating Grade 5) decimals, metric system
Science: Grade 1) nature studies Grade 2) animal stories Grade 3) agriculture & gardening Grade 4) zoology Grade 5) botany
Social Studies: Grade 3) indigenous cultures, traditional stories, farming Grade 4) local history and geography Grade 5) ancient cultures, geography of North America
Art, Crafts, and Music: Grade 1) crayon drawing, watercolor painting, beeswax sculpture, form drawing, knitting, pentatonic recorder Grade 2) crocheting, symmetric form drawing, diatonic recorder, singing in rounds Grade 3) drawing with colored pencils, sewing, note reading on recorder Grade 4) illustration for study of zoology, cross-stitch, drawing of Celtic knots, instrumental music, woodwork Grade 5) botanical drawing, orchestral music, knitting with four needles
Foreign Language: We offer Japanese and Spanish language instruction. The language is shared through songs, games, artistic activities.
The grades classes meet five days a week from 8:30am until 3:15pm and our Village Peeps after-school programs run from 3:30pm until 5:00pm