The Grammar School nurtures intellectual curiosity, creativity, and personal growth. Students, parents, and staff embrace the distinctive contributions of each and every person in our community. Students are challenged by an excellent core academic curriculum with outstanding programs in the visual and performing arts, music, foreign language, environmental studies, and physical skills development.
The Grammar School’s youngest students explore their potential to become thoughtful, independent and caring members of society.
Within our central theme of “Who Am I?” we learn about our families, our communities, the natural world and ourselves. Read more about our Preschool Program
A Kindergarten student approaches the world with a sense of wonder and questioning. At TGS, Kindergarten students explore hands-on materials to find out about the world around them and their place within it. Opportunities to question, learn and grow abound in the Kindergarten classroom. Read more about our Kindergarten Program
First grade is a magical year during which students become successful learners and it is our belief that they learn best by doing. First graders build confidence and skills through active learning as individuals, in small groups, and through shared activities. Read more about our First Grade Program
A pervasive air of industriousness emanates from the classroom as second graders settle into the serious yet fun business of learning. The second grade program takes place in a nurturing environment that provides hands on, experiential learning within the framework of a rich curriculum. Read more about our Second Grade Program
Constructive collaboration and respectful interactions are key attributes of a child’s experiences in the third grade. In both social studies and science, third graders investigate how people use the form and structure of the natural world and the interaction with others to generate solutions. Read more about our Third Grade Program
The fourth grade year is one of growth, development, and accomplishment. In fourth grade we build on each student’s growing social capabilities and ethical awareness to create an optimal learning environment. This atmosphere fosters independence and respect for diversity in others. Read more about our Fourth Grade Program
The fifth grade curriculum emphasizes academic achievement and fosters positive social and emotional development. Students participate in hands-on learning activities that integrate subjects and build practical, intellectual, and creative skills. Students play active games that promote constructive group dynamics. Read more about our Fifth Grade Program
Our Upper school implements a departmentalized education model with Homeroom, English, Math and Social Studies teachers working closely together to bring their specialized skills to each discipline.
|6th Grade Home Room||Read bio of Kathy Richardson, Sixth Grade Teacher|
|6th Grade English and Social Studies||
Read bio of Tara Meinhard, Upper School Teacher
|7th Grade Home Room
7th Grade Science
|Read bio of Paul “Hop” Hopkins, Seventh Grade Teacher|
|8th Grade Home Room||Read bio of Laurie Fichter, Eighth Grade Teacher|
Students in the sixth grade are working toward becoming independent learners. They have a great deal of energy and a strong desire to socialize with their peers. Read more about our Sixth Grade Program
Seventh graders look forward to increased responsibility and independence as they enter the Upper School. They serve as role models for younger students and contribute positively to the everyday operation of the school. Students focus on working together for themselves as individuals and for the intellectual and social growth of the class. Read more about our Seventh Grade Program
Eighth grade at TGS is both a year of culminating events and the beginning of studying at a higher level. Students are asked to be leaders at TGS, while they look ahead at their options for secondary school. As a transitional year, it has both the excitement of allowing students to be confident in their role here and full of wonder as to what comes next. Read more about our Eighth Grade Program
The Arts flourish at TGS with a diverse program and faculty.
Music & Theatre
Read About our Performing Arts Program
All TGS students:
– sing in a chorus
– learn to play recorder starting in 3rd grade
– read music
– enjoy dancing
– perform on stage
Art is fundamental to our students’ intellectual, creative, physical, and emotional development. Our faculty strives to develop visually literate students and instill in students the joy of creating art. Read more about our Visual Arts Program
Physical Skills Development
At TGS, Physical Skills Development is a key component to the academic, social, and ethical foundation of our children. Read more about our Physical Skills Development Program
Library Sciences & Education Technology
The library is at the heart of The Grammar School, serving as a valuable resource and a welcoming place to our school community. Read more about our Library Program
Read bio of Ponnie Derby, School Librarian
Media & Technology
TGS takes an integrative approach to new technology to enrich our strong traditions and keep pace with the changing landscape of digital communications.
Language at TGS
At The Grammar School students have a choice to study Spanish or French in 5th- 8th grades. Learning either Spanish or French is with the soul of another culture. French begins at Prek -4th grade for all students.
“Madame Jo” Gardner, French Teacher
The French classroom is a place where games, songs, poems, and hard work come together. Read more about our French Program
Paqui Arroyo-Moyano, Spanish Teacher
Español at The Grammar School is taught in grades 5th – 8th. One of the main goals in Spanish is for the language to come alive for the student. Read more about our Spanish Program