Examples of K-8 Schools
Air Base Elementary School, the Center for International Education, is prepared to stimulate students' reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies skills through a strong academic foundation and an international perspective. Emphasis is placed on intensive language and cultural studies using technology and parental/ community involvement in order to prepare our students to be effective problem solvers and critical thinkers in the global society of the 21st century.
Linda Lentin K-8 Center provides positive, personalized program for all students. The staff strives to promote a quality teaching and learning environment that fosters strong personal and academic achievement. Tutorials, after school mentoring and arts programs are available to meet the special needs of our learners. At Linda Lentin K-8 Center, we believe that it takes a village to raise a child by providing a world-class educational environment.
Ada Merritt K-8 Center is a fully authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School with a Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle years Programme (MYP).
The Morningside K-8 Academy community has high expectations for excellence. Teachers, staff, parents, students, and the community work together to foster an environment where students are excited about learning and work at the peak of their abilities. Morningside K-8 Academy believes that learning is a lifelong process, one in which all the stakeholders are fully committed. Students are provided an environment that is child-centered, maintaining a balance between the cognitive and affective domains seeking to develop the whole child. As a community rich in diversity, Morningside K-8 Academy takes pride in and celebrates its uniqueness. The school expects students to take responsibility for their actions, respect one another, and make ethical choices. In addition, staff challenge children to become critical and creative thinkers and problem-solvers who can work both independently and collaboratively using their failures as learning tools.
Currently, Cedarbrook K-8 school has an enrollment of well over 600 students from an ethnically diverse student population representative of the demographics of the city. Students receive academic instruction in all core areas including: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. In addition, students receive instruction in Art, Instrumental and Vocal Music, Physical Education, and World Language. In all subject areas, technology is infused as part of the curriculum.
Cedarbrook’s primary grades use the Harcourt-Brace Reading program, the Children’s Literacy Initiative’s “Message Time Plus”, as well as the “My Math Program” The upper grades use the McDougal Little series for literacy and Pearson’s Connected Math Program . The Principal’s Book of The Month program focuses on character development. This response to literature exercise includes a summarization, opinion, comparison, and a text to self-connection. The school fully utilizes instructional technology such as laptops, iPads , Promethean Boards and desktop computers to enhance the instructional curricula.
Along with academics, the sixth through eighth grade Preparatory School students have the opportunity to participate on the various middle school athletic teams. The younger students have the opportunity to participate in various activities such as; Art club, Positive Image club, Instrumental Music club and Public Speaking and Debate throughout the year.
Contentnea-Savannah School (CSS) is located in the rural northeastern section of Lenoir County and serve children from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Contentnea-Savannah is proud to be one of only 12 schools in North Carolina to have received their STEM certification. Along with STEM, CSS has created its own initiative combining agriculture, horticulture and science. Project DIG encourages student to discover, investigate and grow as they apply principles learned in the garden lab to classroom studies. We embrace the engineering design process to approach problems in a methodical hands-on manner.
Hazel Wolf STEM K-8 - E-STEM Vision
Hazel Wolf is an environmental school empowering creative and critical thinkers who nurture themselves, their community, and their environment.
Members of the Hazel Wolf STEM K-8 school community will demonstrate the following in all content areas:
- Ask questions about the world
- Define problems and develop solutions
- Collaborate with diverse teams
- Justify our thinking based on evidence
- Articulate our thinking to the community at large
- Model and practice attitudes that grow and support innovation
Orangevale Open K-8 moved from K-6 to K-8 in the 1970s as a response to parents looking for an alternative. Orangevale’s constructivist approach - learn by doing - involves plenty of community based interaction. Students often loop for two or more years with the same teachers. In the 7th and 8th grade, students are taught the core subjects by content area teachers who stay with the students throughout their middle school years.