Elementary Grades

Curriculum Details


Our academic curriculum meets all standards and is enhanced with unique therapeutic educational programs, vocational learning, and nature-based activities.

Elementary students learn with the Growing with Mathematics program to meet New York State elementary grades mathematics core standards requirements. This widely used curriculum is a complete math program based on a wide range of learning experiences that teaches math concepts in a sequential manner and builds on previously learned material.

English and Language Arts (ELA)
Students are taught English and Language Arts skills through the Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt Journeys curriculum. Journeys is a comprehensive program, created to align with the New York State ELA Common Core Standards. The program integrates reading and writing, allowing students to develop and practice skills and strategies in reading, listening comprehension, writing and speaking.

The science program at Green Chimneys follows an inquiry-based (why, how, what if) curriculum that incorporates hands-on, grade level-appropriate science projects linking reading and science together in every chapter.

Social Studies
Green Chimneys School follows the Scott Foresman Social Studies text as a resource in meeting New York State elementary grades social science core standards requirements. The curriculum is designed to deliver interesting content that captures the attention and imagination of students as they participate in learning their grade-level curriculum in a format that includes built-in reading and vocabulary instruction.

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