The fifth-grade curriculum is designed to move students into the expectations, opportunities, and vision of Seabury Hall. Emphasizing interdisciplinary activities and carefully structured challenges that tap student interest and enthusiasm for learning, fifth grade lays the foundation for the major disciplines to be pursued throughout a Seabury career.
In addition, fifth graders are encouraged to build essential study skills, including listening, note-taking, and organizational strategies. Each fifth grader is encouraged to develop skills for effective collaboration in a group situation. Similarly, the fifth-grade program invites students to build strong bonds with their peers, build relationships with faculty and staff, and invest in the culture and values of Seabury Hall. Fifth grade is purposefully designed to ease the transition into our sixth-grade middle school program.
In order to establish a solid beginning, fifth grade uses standards-based grading on a proficiency scale. Through student-led conferences, each family will review a work portfolio and share their student’s strengths and areas for improvement. This allows the student to develop appropriate routines and foundations without the pressures of grades.
While fifth grade is a self-contained elementary-based classroom, students also integrate into the wider Seabury Hall community. Fifth-graders actively participate in Assembly, Spartan Day, Winterim, and Athletics. Students also partner with older students for fun, mentorship, and collaboration. Fifth grade builds academic success and Spartan pride that will last a lifetime!
Integrated English Language Arts and Social Studies
Physical Education/Health & Wellness