LIFE @ RCS
day in the life
There is no typical day at Radcliffe Creek School because each schedule is tailored to the individual student. Students spend their days in a variety of classes, with our focus being paid to those areas that need specialized attention. Our programming is strength-based.
If we have two third grade students, one of whom has strong phonological processing and awareness and the other who has no phonemic awareness and has poor fluency, we will use two different reading approaches: Orton-Gillingham for the one with poor phonemic processing and the other student will be in a grade-level appropriate reading class which strives to teach the six kinds of syllables and spelling rules and focuses on comprehension strategies. We are fortunate at Radcliffe to be able to do this. Classes are small as a result.
The weaker reader may be really strong at science, and he will still go to a Discovery classroom with his classmates and explore magnetism and electricity by building circuits and formulating a hypothesis about positive and negative energy. Scheduling like this creates an opportunity for children to demonstrate an area of expertise that he may have which in turn offers him a way to build better self-esteem.
To learn more about our specific curriculum, please click here.