We believe that in the right academic environment, younger students accomplish a great deal in school every day and need not be overburdened with additional work at home. We also believe in a balance between school and other activities, including time with family and friends, recreation, chores, service, and more.
However, we also believe that learning cannot end at 3 pm. We expect emergent and beginning readers to practice their skills at home with a parent each night. Students in third-fourth grade are encouraged to keep a reading journal to be used in weekly discussions about books being read at home. In fifth grade, students begin to receive more assignments to be completed at home or in study hall. In middle school, students should expect to spend 1-2 hours on homework each night, Monday through Thursday.