Touchstone Academy

Experience Extraordinary Education

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Grade 1 – 5

The elementary curriculum is well-rounded, enriched, and challenging.  (link to What kids learn main page). All students learn at their own pace, but are guided to reach their full potential.

Touchstone Academy Grades 1-5For literacy, we use the innovative “Daily 5” approach, a structured program that helps students develop daily habits of reading, writing, and working independently.

We use the NB Mathematics Curriculum but also supplement and enrich math instruction with a number of other resources.

We use the Science, History, and Geography topics from the Core Knowledge Sequence. Rationale

Our students also study art, learning about influential artists and techniques and creating artist-inspired pieces.  Similarly, we value the importance of music instruction and all students learn with our music specialist.  In addition, our students participate in daily French and Education Physique lessons.

Monthly fields trips and regular guest speakers round out the fun and challenging elementary curriculum at Touchstone.

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Typical  Grade 1 -5 Schedule

Time Activity
8:05-8:25 Drop off and social time
8:30-10:00 Literacy Block
10:00-10:45 Snack and Education Physique
10:45-12:00 Math
12:00-12:50 Lunch and Recess
12:55-2:20/3:00 French, Science and/or History and Geography

“My son has learned so much in his time at Touchstone. It blows my mind!  I wish Touchstone had been around when I was a kid!”