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Upper Elementary

Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade

Upper Elementary

While there is continual attention to skill building, the emphasis begins to shift to higher order thinking skills. During the Upper Elementary years at Mayfair Lab, writing, thinking, and speaking clearly are emphasized in each subject area. Inquiry, questioning causes, and finding connections are all essential components of the pedagogical process. Hands-on learning continues to be important. Field trips and immersion days are interspersed throughout the year.

What to expect in Upper Elementary?

  • daily enrichment in PE, Music, Art, Library, or Guidance

  • hands-on learning 

  • technology integration

  • field trips

  • thematic projects

  • novel studies

  • fostering of independence

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THIRD GRADE

  • two sections

  • teachers departmentalize with a lead instructor and an associate teacher dedicated for ELA/Social Studies and Math/Science

  • first year for LEAP2025 standardized testing

FOURTH GRADE

  • two sections

  • teachers departmentalize with a lead instructor and an associate teacher dedicated for ELA/Social Studies and Math/Science

  • first year for in-school clubs

FIFTH GRADE

  • two sections

  • teachers departmentalize with a lead instructor and an associate teacher dedicated for ELA/Social Studies and Math/Science

  • D.A.R.E. program

  • last year of elementary school

  • culminates with the "Changing of the Colors" ceremony to transition to middle school