The Elementary School program at Cambridge Friends School, which includes grades 1-5, employs a unique blend of teaching styles to ensure that every student finds challenge in their academic work, while continuing to grow as a friend, classmate, and learner.
Special attention is paid to vertical alignment in the Elementary School program at CFS, which ensures that students reinforce learning from previous years, build on it, and begin to lay the groundwork for more complicated work that comes in the years ahead. In this way, students develop a depth of basic concepts and skills, while expanding on them to create a breadth of knowledge in many areas.
Social and emotional development is also a focus during this time. Students are encouraged to explore different aspects of their identities through a variety of social studies lessons, group team-building activities, and larger all-school assemblies like the LGBTQ+ Pride assembly and the MLK assembly. When social conflicts arise, teachers and counselors help the students work through them using a lens of empathy, ensuring that each student is treated by the community with care and warmth.
Grade 1 students learn all about community - the elements that make up a strong community and how to be a good community member.Learn More
Second Graders thrive in an environment of collaboration, enjoy hands on activities, and are focused on issues of fairness and justice. These unique traits are harnessed each year through a variety of projects.Learn More
Grades 3 & 4
Grades 3 & 4
Grades 3 and 4 are combined at Cambridge Friends School to provide robust leadership and mentoring opportunities, and also meets the emerging development needs of this age group.Learn More
Grade 5 students dive into the executive functioning skills needed to find success in middle school and beyond, all which sharpening important academic skills like research, writing, and critical analysis.Learn More