Elementary School Education at Premo
At The Premo School, we know that elementary students need to be supported as they move toward greater independence and competence. That’s why our elementary students learn academics in a meaningful context with a purpose that matters to them. Premo teachers weave a strong, interactive social and emotional component into the academic program. They encourage children to talk openly about their ideas and concerns, problem solve with others effectively, and learn to approach new situations with honesty, confidence, and respect for themselves and others.
At Premo, students enjoy learning for its own sake, rather than being motivated by competition or rewards. Our book club approach to literature engages elementary-aged students in a different highly-regarded novel every month, promoting a lifelong love of reading. Book club discussions and projects help students develop the analytical, close-reading, self-expression, and listening skills necessary to understand and communicate about texts on a high level. Our innovative math curriculum leads our grade-schoolers to both math mastery and enthusiasm. Art is taught as a valuable subject in its own right, and also as an integrated part of all subjects. And at Premo, our elementary grade children learn right away that science and history aren’t just about memorizing facts: they are avenues for understanding and contextualizing the world around us.
At the Premo School, we know that the social, emotional, intellectual, physical, ethical, and creative aspects of children’s development are inseparably entwined. When children are supported to learn and grow as they are naturally inclined, school becomes a joyful place, where anxiety and competition are replaced by confidence, engagement, and social and academic flourishing.
"If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow."