Elementary School Program
As an alternative to public education, children four years of age and older are instructed in small classes with highly skilled, dedicated teachers. A traditional program following the guidelines of the Core Knowledge Sequence includes emphasis on reading, language, and literature, mathematics, history, geography, science, art, and music. These classes are complimented by courses in environmental science, computers, Spanish, theatre, physical education, and health-safety-nutrition.
The Core Knowledge Sequence promotes excellence and fairness by providing a solid, coherent foundation of learning. At each grade level, all children are exposed to a core of challenging, interesting knowledge. This knowledge provides a foundation for later learning and the common ground for communication in a diverse society. Grade-by-grade sequencing of topics ensures that children attain a shared core of knowledge and skills and are best prepared for the next grade level. Teachers are most effective because their instruction presents new knowledge that builds on what the children already know.
The philosophy of Wicomico Day School is integrated throughout the day as the students are encouraged to practice courtesy, kindness, and cooperation. All faculty in the elementary school meet the requirements of the Maryland State Department of Education.
Wicomico Day School’s K4 program provides age-appropriate learning experiences that address the social, emotional, cognitive, academic, and physical needs of young children. Through exploration and play, children gain opportunities to solve problems, understand concepts, gain self-confidence, develop creativity, foster relationships, and practice fine and gross motor skills. Children in the K4 program are encouraged to see themselves as capable learners, to develop reading, writing and math skills, and to cooperate with other children and adults.
K5 - Grade 5
Wicomico Day School provides children in K5 through fifth grade a comprehensive foundation of learning. A strong reading, writing, and history curriculum, coupled with hands-on math and science instruction, are key components in the early grades. Additional classes in music, theatre, art, Spanish, computers, environmental science, physical education, and health-safety-nutrition underscore our commitment to providing a well-rounded educational experience. The challenging curriculum develops the work habits and knowledge children need to thrive in middle school.