The Upper School : Grades 4-6

St. Thomas’s Day School’s Upper School program further strengthens fundamental skills and deepens conceptual understanding through interactive learning across curriculum areas.  We encourage responsibility to self and others. Students in grades 4 through 6 are entrusted with leadership opportunities and greater involvement in the community with the goal to give each child the tools to face the future with self-confidence and an understanding of the global environment.

The program is designed to educate the whole child to master conceptual learning as well as basic skills. The core program, under the direction of the Head Teacher, is sequential and includes the study of the following:

  • Language arts (reading, writing, listening and speaking)
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies

Special Subjects include the following:

  • Art
  • Computer Science and Digital Literacy
  • Drama
  • Library
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Literacy
  • Science
  • Spanish 

Technology is incorporated in a wide range to enhance teaching, learning and communication skills to prepare students to meet future challenges and experience success.  

Experiential activities include day and overnight trips:

  • Nature’s Classroom
  • New York City
  • Boston
  • Philadelphia 
  • Washington, D.C. 


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