Paideia recognizes that children have different interests and learning styles and progress at different rates. The elementary school faculty emphasizes the acquisition of basic skills: reading, writing, mathematics, and the scientific method. The development of social skills is an important part of every learning experience at Paideia. Most academic work at the elementary school level is carried out through individually prescribed instruction in mixed-age or multi-age classrooms that emphasize individual challenge and achievement rather than competition. Teachers create a highly academic environment that promotes confidence and desire to learn.
For more information, please see our Elementary section.