Thank you for your interest in Perimeter School's Upper Elementary grades. These formative years are more than just a time between. They are the years when children begin to choose the men and women they will become. It is a time when values are instilled, character is forming, and hearts and minds are inspired toward worthy ends.
It is for these reasons that we present a full and rich curriculum to our students. We choose to expose our students to great ideas, steady truth, and inspiring lives. Our students encounter realities that are very different from their own through participation in events from history. They begin a foundation of writing that also instructs the mind on proper thinking and reasoning. They teach faithfulness to details as they establish the fundamental process and procedures of math. They also consider the arts which add depth and beauty to life as well as a taste of the way things should be. God's truth (Bible) and God's creation (Science) are taught as foundations upon which to test ideas as well as our own thoughts and desires.
These students participate in communities in the classroom that teach hard work toward the goal of education. They also learn to consider others before themselves as they march towards adolescence. Lastly, they begin to take responsibility, not only for their own actions, but also for serving and meeting the needs of others around them.
William Wordsworth wrote in 1802, "The Child is father of the man". We aim to provide an environment that allows the child to begin to grow and choose the adult God wants them to be, and they would be proud to become.
My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!
The Child is father of the Man;
I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.
(Wordsworth, William , "My Heart Leaps Up" 1802)