Our scholars are on a path toward college and career. We have high expectations for our scholars and offer a high level of support to help children reach their full potential. We individualize learning based on regular analysis of scholar progress throughout each school year, and our scholars are successful. Our success is evidenced by our academic results.
These core subjects form the basis of our K–8 curriculum. Scholars receive 120 minutes of instruction in English Language Arts and 90 minutes of instruction in mathematics, science, and social studies each school day.
We help scholars develop vital communication skills, while inspiring a love of literature. Our young scholars learn phonics, grammar and comprehensions skills and prepare for reading through multi-sensory activities. Akron Preparatory School scholars comprehend and analyze both fiction and non-fiction texts as early as kindergarten. The program emphasizes classic works, writing as a process, and the skills that will be tested when our scholars begin taking the state assessment when they enter third grade.
We balance fundamental skills with critical thinking and problem solving. Our active approach ensures that scholars understand the realities that underlie mathematical concepts. Games and animations bring concepts to life, while challenge problems, regular practice, and review ensure mastery. We build from the concrete to the abstract as scholars move from basic skills toward algebra. Scholars learn by seeing mathematical concepts applied to the world around them.
Our Science program uses hands-on experiments to support the systematic study of life, Earth, and the physical sciences. We nurture curiosity as scholars practice observation and analytical skills. Scholars learn how our understanding of the world is shaped by ongoing scientific and technological advances. Teachers provide regular opportunities for scholars to participate in experiments and projects that include opportunities to apply mathematics and technology through age appropriate activities.
With integrated topics in geography, civics, economics, and history, our Social Studies program opens young minds and imaginations to far-off lands, distant times, diverse cultures, and their own community. We explore the history, geography, and the relationships that exist in our community, nation, and world.