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Grade 4


The fourth grade is a true year of growth and change within the Primary Years Program at Dwight School. Students continue to build knowledge and confidence across disciplines, delving into topics like ancient civilizations, force and motion, belief systems and natural resources. Fourth graders build collaboration skills while practicing Learner Profile traits, such as being reflective and thoughtful communicators. Students learn that education crosses subject boundaries, applying and enhancing math skills during Units of Inquiry and using knowledge gained during Units of Inquiry for reading and writing sessions. Learning experiences extend beyond the classroom and include exciting trip opportunities that enhance topics covered during the year. This balanced approach to learning helps cultivate an adaptive and engaged classroom of students.

Peek Inside the Classroom

On any day, you might find our Grade 4 students:

  • Visiting a Buddhist temple, a synagogue, the Islamic Cultural Center, or a church as part of their study of world religious beliefs and values
  • Exploring Newton’s Law of Motion through a scientific quest to figure out the impact of air resistance on a paper spinner
  • Using their 1:1 iPads to virtually animate simple machines
  • Connecting to another class in an undisclosed place in a “Mystery Skype” session ― and then trying to guess their location through “yes” or “no” questions
  • Taking the stage at Carnegie Hall with Dwight students from New York, London, Shanghai, and Seoul

Explore the Curriculum

The fourth grade is a true year of growth and change within the Primary Years Program at Dwight School. Students continue to build knowledge and confidence across disciplines, delving into topics such as ancient civilizations, force and motion, belief systems and natural resources. Fourth graders build collaboration skills while practicing Learner Profile traits, such as being reflective and thoughtful communicators. Students learn that education crosses subject boundaries, applying and enhancing math skills during Unit of Inquiry and using knowledge gained during Unit of Inquiry for reading and writing sessions. Learning experiences extend beyond the classroom and include exciting trip opportunities that enhance topics covered during the year. This balanced approach to learning helps cultivate an adaptive and engaging classroom of students.

Curriculum Guide

LEADERSHIP

Martha Hirschman
Head of Lower School

mhirschman@dwight.edu
(212) 724-6360 Ext 220

 


Jessica Sarnicola
Associate Head of Lower School, Lower and Middle School Counselor

jsarnicola@dwight.edu

 

ADMISSIONS

Maryll Spahn
Director of Admissions
Grades K-6
mspahn@dwight.edu

 

Liliana Rodriguez 
Associate Director of Admissions
Grades K-6
lrodriguez@dwight.edu

 

Melissa Andolina 
Assistant Director & Enrollment Manager, K - 12
(212) 724-6360 Ext 207
mandolina@dwight.edu