“Hearing my son say “Hurry up, Mom! I want to get to school. Today I have a lot of specials and I don’t want to miss any,” is music to this mother’s ears. How wonderful to hear the excitement in my child’s voice over attending school. I am certain this is something you don’t hear everywhere and a testament to the wonder that is Peabody.” – Suzanne, Peabody parent
Our curriculum fosters the whole child, including social, emotional, and academic growth. In our differentiated K-2 classrooms, students participate in project-based learning where they practice problem solving, work with peers in a cooperative environment, and build independence. Instruction is designed to be hands-on and scaffolded to meet each student’s academic needs. In addition to the core content areas, students are also enrolled in the fine and performing arts, PE, technology, and world languages.
Third to fifth grades at the Peabody School serve as a bridge between the early elementary years and the middle school. Students begin to encounter higher level thinking skills such as analysis, evaluation and synthesis, and these habits of mind are applied throughout the curriculum. Students are no longer learning to read but more often reading to learn. Teachers work to instill and nurture a love of reading and writing in language arts, social studies, and science. A diverse selection of topics are explored through research and projects, and products often reflect student choice and real world applications. Students work to become computationally and conceptually adept mathematical thinkers. They work with precision and purpose, and they often explore open ended problems that offer several possible strategies and solutions. Students grow in regard to personal responsibility and accountability. Students are taught to care for and support each other and regularly participate in community building and citizenship activities.
“I think Peabody is awesome because teachers constantly think of fun ways to teach us things. Like once, Ms. Young came up with a math game called multiplication baseball. It was a lot like baseball except on a smaller scale and you had to multiply to play.” – Peabody 4th grader