Our mathematics instruction is designed to create a clear understanding of the mechanics of computation through the use of manipulatives to make concepts concrete. Critical thinking skills are an integral part of the process. We emphasize the importance of mathematics by focusing on problem solving and the development of higher-order critical thinking skills, through real world application.
Our science program is based around an integrated study of life science, Earth science and physical science. Students participate in a variety of hands-on labs and study topics in depth through project-based learning units, which connect science lab-based experiences with classroom instruction.
Students learn world, American, and Texas history, geography and mapping skills. Much of the focus in social studies is on hands-on activities and projects, films, video and field trips. Map-making techniques are integrated with physical and political geography, with the aim of helping students understand themselves and others in the world around them.
Spanish and French
Our formal instruction provides students with the tools necessary to understand and converse in a second language.
We teach art appreciation alongside practical skills, such as lettering, poster making, balance, and design. Students are encouraged to examine their surroundings and notice differences, as well as to learn shading, drawing and perspective.
Younger Village students receive instruction in percussion, vocal music, and violin, and have the opportunity to pursue musical interests through band, choir or orchestra. Band and orchestra are offered at both the beginner and advanced levels.
Students advance their technology skills in by collaborating through Google Classroom while also learning about digital citizenship and computer science. Students celebrate Day of Code by spending time throughout the week focusing on computer programming using a variety of online tools to sharpen critical thinking skills.
Physical education through daily exercise, friendly competition, and student camaraderie are all important parts of the overall growth of our Village learners. Students are educated and evaluated on skill development through fun and thoughtful activities and games. Each sports unit is completed with an exciting school-wide tournament, which encourages healthy competition.