Highlights of a typical day at Sheridan
ARRIVAL: Every student is greeted by name upon arrival at school. The school day begins with a morning meeting, where the class connects and students review their schedule for the day. This community-building is a crucial part of the Responsive Classroom approach.
ACADEMICS: After morning meeting, students follow a schedule of subjects led by Co-Teachers in each Lower School classroom. The core topics of Reading, Writing, Spelling, Social Studies, and Math are interspersed with specials, including Science, Spanish, Physical Education, Art, and Music. Taught by subject-area specialists, our departmental subjects support our students' development into well-rounded individuals. Students attend departmental classes multiple times per week, and schedules vary by grade. Lower school students usually attend departmental classes in half-groups, which allows for a more individualized experience.
LUNCH, RECESS, and QUIET TIME / MINDFULNESS: The school day prioritizes time for two recesses, a lunch period, and numerous breaks or mindfulness sessions scheduled by teachers as needed.