During the elementary years, Wyndcroft students become problem solvers and critical thinkers in the traditional subjects—Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies—and continue their exploration of French language, Art, Music, and Physical Education. Technology is used as a tool for learning rather than an end in itself, and instruction is also provided in library skills. As students grow academically, they are also challenged to reach higher levels of intellectual achievement with the support of their teachers. Instruction is a combination of teacher-directed, differentiated individual exploration and collaboration among peers, allowing for multiple modes of learning.
First grade marks an important transition to growing independence and responsibility and the beginning of an exciting educational journey, which culminates in a fourth grade experience that blends classic learning, including phonics and cursive, with current best practices in education and contemporary topics of study. The type of commitment Wyndcroft gives to our kindergartners is the reason we've been able to establish ourselves as the prime choice against the wide variety of Reading, Pa, elementary schools and elementary schools in Berks County.
Lower School Milestones
- From learning to read to reading to learn
- First overnight school trip
- First research paper
- Presentation to entire school
- Transition to independent learners