Snoqualmie Springs School’s curriculum goes deep into key concepts in math, science and English language arts, following “Common Core” grade level standards outlined by the Washington State Superintendent of Public and Private Instruction. Common Core is a real-world approach to learning and teaching, developed by education experts from 45 states.
Common Core Curriculum Provides:
- Consistent learning expectations for all students.
- Clear standards that focus on understanding over-memorization.
- Emphasis on the critical topics students need to succeed.
- Fast testing results with focused online assessment systems in reading (Accelerated Reader) math (IXL) and keyboarding (Typing Instructor for Kids K-2nd grade).
In addition to the Core elements, SnoSprings students develop an appreciation of the arts, music, physical fitness and good citizenship. The school also respects the diverse population that we serve and encourages families to share their cultural heritage and traditions as enrichment to our social studies curriculum.
Curriculum Resources (Math, Science and Language Arts Curriculum updated annually)The school curriculum meets and exceeds state essential learnings and national standards to assure a solid foundation education. The primary grade level curriculum encourages and develops self-confidence and creativity.
SnoSprings School recognizes that music is an important part of a child’s education. We believe that music education fosters community, cooperation and confidence in all students. For these reasons, SnoSprings students attend music class twice a week. Our music program aims to teach the children to understand the elements and concepts of music through a variety of fun activities.
- From the very beginning, our PreK students learn fundamentals of rhythm and beat through a variety of percussion instruments and rhythmic speaking all leading to melodic learning.
- Beginning in Kindergarten, our students learn the basics of note reading through learning to play the soprano recorder. We utilize Barb Phillipak’s Recorder Karate curriculum to motivate students to improve their musical skills.
- First graders continue on their journey through recorder karate and begin to play duets.
- Second graders learn to play the alto and sopranino recorders and perform musical trios.
- All students learn to sing in a variety of languages and are exposed to music, folkdance and culture from around the world.
The SnoSprings community showcases its musical talent through two Songfests (Winter and Spring) that highlight the musical learning at each level. Additional performances are held throughout the year.