Fifth Grade

With our smaller class size and a twelve to one max student to teacher ratio, our dedicated staff is able to provide not only an accelerated curriculum for our students, but also more individualized instruction that benefits students who need additional help and support in an academic skill.

Our absolute commitment to daily experiences in music, art, foreign languages, and physical education, including yoga, distinguishes us from other schools, including other private schools. The indispensability of these learning opportunities is central to our educational philosophy of developing the whole child. It is our sincere belief that, along with highly responsive instructional practices in core academic subjects, cultural growth begets social and inner growth, and brings out the absolute best in each student.

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Fifth Grade Curriculum


  • Review Multiplication and Division of Greater Numbers
  • Graphs and Data Interpretation
  • Operations with Fractions
  • Operations with Decimals
  • Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
  • Area and Volume
  • Investigations with Integers
  • Introduction to Algebra
  • Understanding place value

Grammar and Composition

  • Sentence Characteristics
  • Sentence Types
  • Sentence Structure
  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Phrases and Clauses
  • Nouns
  • Verbs
  • Pronouns
  • Adjectives
  • Adverbs
  • Prepositions
  • Conjunctions
  • Interjections
  • Capitalization
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling
  • Composition
  • Dictating Sentences
  • Writing Sentences
  • Paragraphs
  • Types of Writing
  • The Writing Process
  • Vocabulary
  • Using the Dictionary
  • Using the Thesaurus
  • Using the Library
  • Obtaining and Organizing Information
  • Thinking Skills and Strategies
  • Listening and Speaking Skills
  • Comprehension
  • Book Reports


  • Robin Hood
  • The Wind in the Willows
  • Arabian Nights

Carden Spelling and Vocabulary

  • 40 Spelling words per week
  • Spelling worksheets taken from the Carden Spelling Book
  • 10 Vocabulary words per week

History and Geography

  • Native Peoples of North America
  • Early Peoples
  • Native Peoples and Their Culture
  • Exploration and Colonization
  • The Growth of Trade
  • Two Worlds Meet
  • Europeans in North America
  • The English Establish 13 Colonies
    • The Southern Colonies
    • The New England Colonies
    • The Middle Colonies
    • Life in the 13 Colonies
  • The Struggle for North America
    • Competition in North America
    • The Colonists Rebel
    • The American Revolution
  • A New Nation
    • The Constitution of America
    • Early Years of the United States
  • The Nation Expands
    • New Ideas Bring Change
    • Settling the West
  • The American People, Then and Now
    • Slavery is Ended
    • Newcomers Help Build the Nation
    • The Promise of Democracy


  • Earth Science
    • Earth’s Water
    • Earth’s Weather
    • The Solar System
  • Physical Science
    • Types of Matter
    • Changes in Matter
  • Life Science
    • Structure of Living Things
    • Human Body Systems