Elementary Academic Program
Careful placement is the first step toward each child’s success. Students are individually tested upon program enrollment. Teacher evaluations and test results are taken together to determine the best placement for each student.
Utilizing the highest quality teaching tools, methods, and materials, our experienced educators provide the instruction and motivation for students to perform at their peak. Further, our low student-to-teacher ratio provides an ideal learning environment. Students receive individual attention, yet also benefit from group interactions, such as discussions, sharing ideas, and presentations—all of which build confidence and teach mutual respect.
At Sierra, students follow a mastery system which encourages the completion of their current work to 100% comprehension before moving on to the next level of instruction.
Teachers work closely with students to ensure a thorough understanding of and comfort with the task or subject at hand.
Regular homework assignments, designed to reinforce daily lessons, begin in the lower grades and gradually become more challenging. They are structured to develop the student’s study habits, sense of responsibility, and time-management skills.