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Oakwood School provides a multisensory educational program in which students with learning differences are guided to achieve their unique academic and social potential in a nurturing community environment

Elementary School (1-5) Program

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The Elementary Program at Oakwood School serves students in 1st through 5th grades. Students are grouped in homerooms of up to 13 students with 2 teachers. 

Each homerooms is divided into smaller groups for Reading and Mathematics. Two homerooms work together to allow four groups for these major subject areas. This enables us to keep the groups small and homogeneous.

Our homerooms are not grade-specific. For example, one homeroom may be composed of students in grades 3 and 4 while another homeroom may have all 4th graders. We look at many facets of the whole child in deciding homeroom placements: age and grade of the student, maturity level, academic abilities, and instructional levels.

Social Affective and Enrichment classes provide an opportunity for students to practice social skills, understand themselves better, and learn about topics of interest. 

With direct instruction and opportunities to practice skills in the classroom, students develop a community which is based on the core principles of the FISH program used throughout the school -- “Make Their Day, Play, Choose Your Attitude, and Be There.” Classes in Art and Music enrich the curriculum and allow students another outlet for their creativity. Often these areas use projects and songs which are connected to the Social Studies or Science curriculum, helping students use another mode for learning.

Read Instruments at Oakwood School to learn how our Music Teacher is incorporating string instruments into elementary school level music classes. 

Elementary Subjects for Students with Learning Disabilities