Empowering students with language-based learning differences
Northern Virginia | Elementary School
The Siena School’s elementary program provides a warm, nurturing environment for our third, fourth, and fifth grade students. Our Northern Virginia campus elementary school’s structured daily schedule fosters intellectual risk-taking and helps students build confidence and self-advocacy. Students are encouraged to identify and explore their vast and varied strengths in a supportive environment.
A Collaborative Community
Our elementary teachers collaborate with subject specialist teachers to develop a close-knit community. Following the Responsive Classroom model, students participate in daily morning meetings and work together to boost character development and social intelligence.
Siena’s elementary program provides students with a challenging and individualized curriculum with an emphasis on multisensory, hands-on learning. Students are provided with the structure to develop their skills and are afforded the individual freedom to expand on their natural curiosity. As well, teachers encourage movement both in the classroom and outside it.
Elementary students participate in Strengths curriculum, in which each student designs an independent study based on an area that they identify as a personal “strength” and topic of significant individual interest.
In addition to their academic work, elementary students develop their technological skills throughout the year. Chromebooks are incorporated into the classroom, and students learn keyboarding and internet navigation while completing in-class and homework assignments through Google Drive.