The academic program in the fourth and fifth grades becomes more challenging as students prepare to enter middle school. In upper elementary grades, emphasis is placed on refining critical thinking and problem-solving abilities while developing specific subject knowledge. Organization and study skills are integrated into all areas of study. The program helps students to establish a solid foundation in the core subjects.
Students in first through fifth grade participate in auxiliary classes that complement the classical curriculum. This includes regular instruction in religion, art, music, library, Spanish, physical education, health, and computer.