Program Highlights

Program Highlights

Among the academic highlights are a school-wide commitment to Reading and Writing Workshop, a robust implementation of hands-on science including a wonderful lab for 4th and 5th grade students, and 40+ year tradition of celebrating Arts and Science Day. The El Granada parent community is highly involved as evidenced by the PTO's commitment and support of the after school and enrichment programs. One such program is the Art in Action program designed around the work of the great and world recognized masters. Teachers and parents partner to make this a valuable asset.

  • Reader's Workshop and Writer's Workshop is implemented in all classrooms. The program provides a first rate literacy program to ensure academic success for all students. Learn more by visiting the following link: readingandwritingproject.org

  • Bridges in Mathematics is a comprehensive PK-5 curriculum that equips teachers to fully implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in a manner that is rigorous, coherent, engaging, and accessible to all learners.

  • Physical Education at our school is a program for grades kindergarten through five that emphasizes movement and appreciation for physical and mental health.

  • The Dolphin Club is an award winning after-school program that provides students in grades 4-5 the opportunity to expand and enhance learning beyond the school day

  • Our Library technician maintains the library, reads new literature to primary grade students, and assists upper grade students in research.

  • Art in Action program is a discipline-based, sequential art curriculum designed around the works of the great masters. Taught by classroom teachers and parent volunteers.

  • The Science Program: Hands on, student centered, inquiry based Science is taught TK-5th grade. Science consultants in 4th and 5th grade actively engage students in scientific method through the development of a hypothesis and experimentation.
  • Arts and Sciences Day is an El Granada School tradition that provides opportunities for students to explore both science and art.

  • Parent education opportunities are organized by a parent involvement coordinator.

  • School Link Services (SLS) provides on-site short term counseling for students. SLS has developed a three branch model of intervention, prevention and education to support emotional wellness in our school.