ELEMENTARY - STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Committee Work: The students are largely responsible for the day-to-day management of their classroom. They hold weekly jobs as a chef, sous-chef, botanist, zoologist, housekeeping, custodian, librarian, and supply manager providing snacks, caring for plants and animals, and caring for the classroom environment.
Field Trips: Various Field Trips are held throughout the year pertaining to activities in the classroom. During the 2013-2014 school year, the students visited the University of Pennsylvania Museum as a culmination of their study of Asia. This was following by lunch at the Sheraton's Sang Kee Noodle House. In May, the class visited Lost Caverns and Ringing Rocks to complete their work in the field of geology. They rang the rocks at Ringing Rocks and then panned for gold before entering the cave for a tour. In October 2014, the elementary class visited the Philadelphia Zoo.
Goal Setting Conferences: Each student is involved in setting his or her own educational goals. Twice during the school year, the student, his or her parents and the Elementary Directress work together to develop their educational goals.
Gardening: There are several garden areas on school grounds that the Elementary students plant and tend. Each year, students plant a vegetable garden. In the fall, they harvest the vegetables and use them in preparing their Thanksgiving feast. They also established and continue to tend a natural habitat area and an herb garden. During the fall of 2005 they planted flower bulbs that the school received under a grant from the National Gardening Association.
Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF: Our Elementary students raised over $160 by Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF. They reached their goal to raise enough money to vaccinate 100 children against polio for life.