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Lower School Homework Policy

This is a topic that comes up every year.  While there are many studies out there, the most consistent message is that older students reap the most benefits from the daily homework assignments. Younger students gain value in setting up consistent routines at home.  We feel the best way to help our students develop these home study routines is to keep the homework consistent and simple. Our students will be asked to read each evening and to spend time preparing for weekly assessments. In addition to this, every grade level will also offer voluntary math enrichment or review practice for that week’s lessons via IXL.  We recognize that our students need time to be active and engage in activities outside of the school offerings. We also want them to have time to play, relax, and spend quality time with their family as the elementary years go by very fast! There are several research articles available on this topic. I have a snippet from an article from Time magazine. “The most comprehensive research on homework to date comes from a 2006 meta-analysis by Duke University psychology professor Harris Cooper, who found evidence of a positive correlation between homework and student achievement, meaning students who did homework performed better in school. The correlation was stronger for older students—in seventh through 12th grade—than for those in younger grades, for whom there was a weak relationship between homework and performance.” ~ Melissa Fagan, Lower School Director

 1. "Homework: Is It Good for Kids? Here's What the Research Says | Time." 30 Aug. 2016, Accessed 29 Aug. 2019.