Elementary School

Island School’s mission statement, philosophy, policies, and 12 ESLRs guide the development of the elementary curriculum and all of its programs. The curriculum teaches to the whole child through art, drama, computer technology, Hawaiian Studies, music, Spanish and physical education. It is designed to meet all of the intelligence areas according to Howard Gardner: verbal-linguistic, math-logic, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic.

Experienced and dedicated elementary teachers implement research-based practices and focus on the continuous improvement of each child’s knowledge and skills. For example, a multi-age teaching approach in math and language arts is in place to ensure that all students’ academic needs are met. A low student to teacher ratio with small classes, a steady focus on the growth of the individual student, and meaningful experiential activities both within and outside the classroom all contribute to high-quality learning at the elementary level.

Elementary News