The Wesley School just completed the final phase of a moderate expansion from one class of 20 to 22 students per grade in lower school to two sections of 16 to 18 per grade. Our middle school program has always had two sections.
Now that the expansion is complete, we have two sections from kindergarten through 8th grade. The classroom teacher teaches the core subjects with the help of a Teaching Assistant. Enrichment classes in computer, music, art, PE, and foreign language (Spanish) are taught by specialists in each area. All classes in the lower school use Everyday Math as the basis for the mathematics program. Literature is an essential part of the language arts program, which, along with Writing Workshop and Reading Workshop, provides an integrated approach to reading and writing skills and development.
Our Learning Expectations
By the time students graduate from The Wesley School, they are expected to:
Be literate in reading, math, science, and social studies and be well grounded in foreign languages, art, music, computer technology, drama, speech, PE, and library skills.
Be able to demonstrate their ability to think at the highest level, to be competent problem solvers, and to work cooperatively.
Have developed effective skills in writing and public speaking.
Have developed effective social-emotional skills such as flexible thinking, problem solving, working with others, and managing their emotions.
Have developed physical skills, sportsmanship, cooperative and competitive team skills, and an interest in fitness and health.
Have an understanding of the beliefs and traditions of the major world religions.
Develop respect for themselves and others, take responsibility for their actions, and appreciate the diversity of race, color, and religion.
Have a clear understanding of the importance of and have extensive experience in giving service to the community.