5th Grade

Language Arts

  • Critical Reading and Reading Comprehension
  • Writing - Expository and Creative
  • Public Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Interdisciplinary projects - Themes TBD emerging out of cross-curricular connections and signature partnerships with the Arizona Humane Society and the Desert Botanical Garden

Social Studies

  • iCivics Program Year One
  • Responsible Citizenship
  • Themes in US History from Colonial Period to the Civil War
  • Introduction to academic research
  • Geography - Local and regional


  • Math in Focus Grade 5 - Emphasis on Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
  • Place value
  • Multiplication & division of whole numbers
  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Multiplication & division of fractions
  • Algebraic thinking
  • Area of rectangles & triangles
  • Ratios


  • Discovery Education Middle School Science Program Year One
  • Scientific Method
  • Introduction to lab science
  • Life Science


  • Introductory Latin Instruction and Membean retention focused learning strategies


*Additional specialist classes in Coding, Music, Art, Drama, and Physical Education

**Co-curricular after school clubs for chess, Model United Nations, Mathcounts, and the National Geography Bee.