Curriculum

Hands-on, experiential, thematic, outside

Steward Outdoor Day School is an educational experience for elementary students. Engaging learners through a holistic approach with play, exploration, and discovery, students will gain life-long lessons that will help them excel in all aspects of their education and more. Planned, and unplanned, experiences in nature enhance academic studies and expectations. NGSS Science and CT Core Standards naturally flow into daily instruction and adventures, allowing for lessons to easily be differentiated for individual learning styles. When students come to Steward Outdoor Day School, they grow academically through critical thinking and collaboration while discovering more about themselves through confidence-boosting activities and lessons that will guide them for years to come.

Through a hands-on, thematic curriculum, students seek to answer 5 essential questions:

  • How can we learn more about ourselves, our community, our country, and our environment?
  • How are natural systems, individuals and communities connected and interdependent?
  • How has technology affected the world throughout history?
  • How are we impacted by the forces of nature and how do we react or adapt to these disturbances?
  • What does the Earth provide for its inhabitants and how do we sustain Earth’s bounties?

Core Content/Standards: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

Core Content/Standards: Social Studies, Reading

Core Content/Standards: Reading, Language Arts

Core Content/Standards: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

Core Content/Standards: Social Emotional, Social Studies, STEM, Community Service

Core Content/Standards: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)