Academic Overview – Elementary School

The Wellington Preparatory School teaches an accelerated curriculum for its college preparatory students. Children are taught at a grade level above and/or a modified gifted curriculum, with varied supplemental support programs.

Core Curriculum Offering Summary

Below is a summary of the curriculum offering. The subject matter is listed along with the selected curriculum and supporting research.

Subject Program Research Discussion
Math Everyday Math (Elementary School Program) The University of Chicago, The Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education, First published in 1988, EM is a comprehensive Pre-K through 6th grade mathematics curriculum developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project. It is currently being used in over 185,000 classrooms by almost 3,000,000 students. The curriculum is continually updated to include the latest research from the Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Chicago.
Language Arts (Reading/Writing/Phonics) A Curricular Plan for the Reading Workshop A Curricular Plan for the Writing Workshop (Elementary School Program) Columbia University, Teachers College The Reading and Writing Project The mission of the RWP is to enable young people to become avid readers, writers, and inquirers. They accomplish this goal through research, curriculum development, and field work. Their research has led to the development of state-of-the-art knowledge about the teaching of reading and writing in grades K-8, and about methods of differentiating instruction, using formative assessments and supporting content-area literacy.
Science McGruffy Press Publisher - Internal The goals of each science unit are to allow students to analyze several real-world problems, understand the concept of systems, and conduct scientific experiments. Students experience the work of real science in applying data-handling skills, analyzing information, evaluating results, and learning to communicate their understanding to others.
Social Studies Houghton Mifflin Harcourt School social studies Publisher - Internal Internally Researched and Updated. Professors from Un. Of South Florida, Un. Of California, and Un. Of Texas. This Houghton Mifflin social studies text is in use at many schools across the country.