Discover your voice: In the classroom.
CORE: Grades 6 & 7
The Waring School CORE Program is designed to help students make the transition from a traditional elementary school to the Waring School program. We emphasize building skills in a demanding and supportive environment. Because students spend two years in CORE, they can develop important skills at their own pace.
Organizational skills, such as note taking, keeping track of assignments, and test taking are part of every class. The CORE Program works to develop strong readers who go beyond understanding the narrative of literature to interpretation. Students learn to take part in discussions where they begin to find their spoken and written “voice.” They learn to write both in their creative writing classes and in their humanities classes, where they undertake essay writing and research projects. The Science Program involves hands-on projects and oral presentations in class. Both the Humanities and Science Programs are on two-year cycles alternating the study of India and China with Africa, and physics topics with plants and animals. The math curriculum emphasizes a solid foundation while giving strong students opportunities to move ahead.
All Waring students begin their study of French in CORE with a partial immersion program, which, in addition to regular French classes, offers music, math enrichment, and geography in French. Art classes focus on beginning drawing skills. Theater develops stage presence and voice projection, while sports give students the chance to play on Junior Varsity or participate in instructional teams. CORE students take frequent trips, such as visits to BSO rehearsals, outings to museums and other locations, all of which serve to enhance our program.