Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grades are self-contained classrooms. Students continue to learn to be attentive to instruction, develop a love of learning, and think in problem solving ways. The Intermediate Academy strengthens attention and social skills, including sharing and respect for others. Strong emphasis is placed on organizational skills, study skills, and test-taking strategies. Students are taught to be independent and responsible for their studies and actions. Report cards in grades 3, 4, and 5 are based on letter grades and students take ITBS tests in the fall.
In grade five, students are focused on serving the school as patrols and through patriotic duty. This is a vital function to the school and their service is greatly appreciated.
Fifth grade is also the first opportunity for a student to join competitive athletics. Our students participate in volleyball, basketball, track and field, and cross country.