At Newtown Friends, students are both thinkers and doers. Our research-based curriculum and experienced teachers ensure each child gains a deep understanding of academic material. In-school projects, collaborations, experiments, presentations, independent work and deep dives into content areas are all part of a curriculum designed to:
- spark engagement
- encourage critical thinking and problem solving
- prepare the student for greater challenge
Attention is paid to both the core principles of each subject area as well as the connections between disciplines. Students engage in interdisciplinary work regularly, applying what they have learned in new and creative ways. Whether it is writing and directing a movie about a historical figure, building a rocket ship while studying space, or creating a Greek festival for the community to enjoy, students are stretched to incorporate what they have studied and make it personally meaningful.
Grade-level (homeroom) teachers are responsible for:
- language arts (reading and writing)
- social studies
- mathematics instruction
Children work with specialist teachers on a weekly basis in:
- Latin (starting in fifth)
- physical education
A low student-to-teacher ratio ensures that children’s learning styles, personal interests, and academic strengths and weaknesses are known.