Homeschool class for Upper Elementary Juniors


This class is for students at the approximate grade level of 3rd and 4th grade and/or 8 + 9 year olds who are already reading and are ready to start, or have already begun, long form composition.

Our Language Arts curriculum is provided in part by Blackbird and Co. with essay composition as the centerpiece. A sample from their use of it can be found here. Other Language Arts units may include parts of speech, capitalization and punctuation, vocabulary, and/or spelling skills.

Math study will be based on the collective prior knowledge of the class and led with a differentiated learning model, allowing for advanced work where needed. This may include strengthening of the four operations, fractions, perimeter, area and volume, angles, lines and rotations and/or measurement.

Planned science topics include a study of the elements, classification systems and long-term gardening projects but will also include interest-based units and we hope to culminate this topic with a mini-science fair.

  • 9:30a – 10a: Rolling drop off

  • 10a – 11:25a: Two blocks of Language Arts with a station break* in between subjects

  • 11:30: Snack and station break

  • 11:35a – 1p: Math and Science blocks with a station break in between subjects

  • 1p - 3p: Rolling pick up with lunch and free play.

  • Check out our afterschool options here.

    *station break: 10 minute breaks where kids are welcome to have a snack, socialize and use activities at various stations around the facility such as clay, drawing, yoga, reading, resting, knitting and more to decompress and switch gears in between learning blocks.

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  • Tuesdays and Fridays

  • From 10a - 1p with 9:30a - 3p extensions

  • Sept 9 - Dec 20

  • And follows the DOE calendar



Enrollment is per trimester, not a full school-year commitment, giving homeschoolers greater flexibility to shape their annual calendar.

  • Fall commitment: Sept - Dec

  • Winter commitment: Jan - March

  • Spring commitment: April - June

We define “Juniors” as 8 + 9 year olds who are past what would be considered ‘learning to read’ and who are ready to begin or have already begun long form (multi-paragraph) composition work. If your 8 year old is not yet at either point, please check out our “Intermediate” group.

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We are always interested in tuition/volunteer exchanges, contact us to work one out for your family!

  • Mondays: Math Circle (logic + puzzles) ages 6 - 8

  • Tuesdays: (home) School Play ages 8 - 12

  • Thursdays: Scouts alternative, (possibly presented by Earth Living Skills) ages 6 - 8

    Basketball ages 9 - 12

  • Fridays: Board Game Club ages 8 - 12

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