Grades 1 through 5

Elementary Curriculum

Our Programs

A Culture of Inquiry

UCDS teachers and students generate questions and investigate ideas in order to build understanding. Academic skills are embedded in the context of this meaningful, inquiry-based work.

Collaborative, Connected Learning

UCDS believes that students benefit most from learning experiences that are meaningful, connected, and relevant. The extensive UCDS curriculum creates opportunities for students to tackle individualized goals by sharing ideas, strategies, and resources with one another. Learning is not tightly compartmentalized by subject, but is woven throughout our community’s academic experience. Students learn that there are many approaches to problem solving, and more than one effective way to arrive at solutions.