Upper School Curriculum
Middle School Curriculum
Colleton Preparatory Academy
Primary, Intermediate, and Kindergarten Curricula
The kindergarten and primary grade (PK4-Grade 3)
students learn through a traditional elementary program that uses a
variety of experiential learning activities with an emphasis on
critical thinking skills through the use of Bloom’s (revised)
Lower school students learn to read fiction and non-fiction
critically, write in a variety of genre with increasingly complex
style, speak with confidence in front of peers and adults, and
listen attentively to speakers.
Mathematical procedures, functions, and problem-solving are
integrated in a horizontal and vertical spiraled curriculum with an
eye to mastery of basic skills prior to middle school.
The social studies and science curriculum are integrated with
mathematics and the language arts through activity-based instruction
in grades one through three.
The intermediate (Grades 4 & 5) students experience is a
departmental structure with classes in each academic discipline:
Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. The
learning becomes more specific to content and concepts with a
continued emphasis on critical thinking skills through the use of
Bloom’s (revised) Taxonomy.
All students in K4 through 5th grade have once a week classes in
physical education, health, guidance, visual arts, music,
technology, library, and foreign language. All students in Lower
School have a “recess” once a day and intermediate students also
have morning “break.”
Lower school students also have the opportunity to participate in
SCISA sponsored extra-curricular activities like Spelling Bee,
Literary Meet, Chess Meet, Music Festival and Choral Clinic, and
Science Fair (intermediate students).
Additionally, lower school students may participate in select
sports-related activities and intramural sports. Cheer squads:
"Teeny Hawks"- Grades K2-K3; “Wee
Hawks” -Grades K4-3rd; “Elementary Cheer” -Grades 3, 4, 5;
Intramural football –Grades 1—5; Intramural Co-ed Basketball –Grades
The foundation for personal health and well-being through a
structured academic curriculum with varied opportunities for
co-curricular activities prepares students for the academic rigor
and active life of the middle school student.