Grade 4 is the culmination of the lower division experience at Stevenson. We challenge students to bridge their skills and strategies into increasingly complex academic applications as they prepare for the transition to our middle division program.
The Grade 4 classroom reflects the Harkness Teaching Method that underpins our middle division teaching philosophy using a modular table system that can be fluidly configured to allow for whole group discussion and small group instruction. An important synthesizing year, self-advocacy begins explicitly in Grade 4, and the curriculum becomes more complex.
Whether they are making a personal connection with literature, STEAM, math, or history, students are engaged and eager to learn. Students become more proficient in their abilities to problem solve by looking at the "why" before the "how."