The St. Peter’s third grade program revolves around students becoming independent learners and thinkers. The classroom dynamic is energetic and robust as teachers provoke and encourage participation. Because third graders are becoming more aware, teachers seize the opportunity to foster inquiry and discover. The classroom crescendos with lively conversation about space travel, numerical relationships, classic Roman architecture, and an ever-expanding vocabulary list.
The third grade verve thrives on expansion. Every student is exploring a new dimension of self and recognizing themselves as unique among their peers. Teachers work collaboratively with enrichment faculty to bolster the third grade experience to heighten expectations of achievement. Third grade represents a year of extraordinary growth; a year when students understand the excitement of their personal curiosity.
There are two enrollment options for third grade: the Classic program or Spanish Immersion.
Foreign language immersion is an educational methodology that involves teaching traditional, conventional academic subjects such as math, science, social studies, and language arts, in a non-native language. This system uses the rich palette and nuanced expressions of language to embellish and extend the dimension of the learning environment and to ensure students attain fluency in a second language. At St. Peter’s, Spanish is the conduit through which students are academically advancing. St. Peter’s offers a Spanish immersion option to Preschool-3 up to third grade students. Teachers instruct and interact with students speaking only Spanish in the classroom.
"Second and third grades are really when you can watch little kids become big kids, and St. Peter's does an amazing job of fostering both the academic and emotional parts of that transition. I am so thankful, as a parent, to know that my children are getting the right amount of challenge, encouragement, and comfort."