Program Structure & Multi-Age Learning Promise
The Roberts Field School offers the gifts and strengths of multi-age learning with blended grades of Kindergarten and First Grade, Second and Third Grade, and Fourth and Fifth grade. Each classroom of a maximum of 18 children, has two co-teachers,
or a Lead Teacher and an Assistant Teacher.
Roberts Field Soars as Multiage Learning Community
Through its commitment to holistic and interdisciplinary
academic education RFS provides students with the foundation, nurture, skill set and knowledge to be powerfully and passionately prepared for middle school.
RFS was founded through answering the question of what children and families need to thrive powerfully and remain fully engaged in academic education, with our community, our environment, our education, and multi-dimensional learning.
Our learning must be heighted, creative, and involve multiple intelligences, voices, and opportunities to engage the world.
We believe that this multi-age approach is not only appropriate to the Roberts Field educational program, but that it creates an environment in which our mission and philosophy can be brought to full capacity. The spectrum of multiple intelligences is diversified, which fosters the natural emergence of strong leaders, mentors, apprentices, and growers in the classroom community. Roberts Field programming and approach is intentionally developed to nurture differentiated learning groups within these multi-age classrooms.
Roberts Field has developed strong relationships with area public and private middle schools to prepare our elementary school families and students for graduation and matriculation to their next educational center.
A note about
Studio Terra Kindergarten and First Grade:
The Roberts Field Kindergarten and First Grade, known as Studio Terra, offers an intensive academic and arts-based learning curriculum centered upon traveling and researching the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world over the school year. With focuses on global, environmental, and cultural awareness, and social development within the creative group, the children and teachers develop and achieve compassionate communication. Coupled with interdisciplinary academics the unique and emergent voice of the newly five-year-old child is celebrated in solo and collective projects and field exploration. The growth of children in Studio Terra is based on their connection with their own creativity amid friends, teachers, family, and the world. This foundation allows for a strong matriculation in the Roberts Field upper grades.