In third through fifth grade students become independent learners. Across subjects, teachers are guided by the California State Standards.

Additionally, students attend Mass each week, 3rd grade with their big buddies and 4th & 5th grade with their little buddies. 

Across these grades, students learn how to actively engage in their communities through their understanding of government and history.

In 3rd grade, students learn about California through

  • Geography and Economics
  • American Indians of California
  • American Symbols and Landmarks
  • U.S. and Local Government

In 4th grade, students learn California History

  • CA Indian Nations
  • Henry Dana Jr. & reading of Two Years before the Mast
  • Mission system, St. Junipero Serra, and completion of the Mission Project
  • CA Gold Rush & reading of By the Great Horn Spoon
  • California in the 1900s and reading of Sylvia & Aki

In 5th grade, students learn American History

In science, we follow NGSS standards by engaging students in observing, making predictions, experimenting, and reflecting the following sciences:

  • Earth science
  • Life science
  • Electrical engineering