In these "middle" grades, students have advanced beyond learning to read and now they read to learn. Students begin to make connections between ideas, to apply knowledge and exercise problem-solving skills, and to think critically. While 4th and 5th grades are still foundation-building years, students begin to develop a sense of responsibility and self-discipline as they manage a regular homework load and practice independent learning.
In addition to these core subjects, 4th and 5th grade students receive weekly or biweekly instruction in
and Physical Education.
Beginning in 4th grade, students may elect to participate in RCLS’s Band program, where students receive individual or small group lessons and full band practice.
Read more about these classes at Whole-child Education.