Our Curriculum

The Biome School is where researched-based practices intersect with creativity and innovation.  Choice, autonomy, and student agency are vital elements of our educational philosophy.


EXPLORE OUR CURRICULUM

We believe in sharing the promise of education and that it is the key to a better life.  Our purposefully designed academic program promotes a holistic approach, combining both learner academics and wellbeing.  Our program emphasizes inquiry and authentic learning through meaningful experiences both inside and beyond our school walls.  Above all, we nurture a community of belonging.  Guided by our purpose and values, we celebrate our learners’ academic interest, achievement, and growth.

Our Primary Program Grades K – 2

The Biome School Primary Program supports learners on their journey towards building a strong academic foundation and independence.  Learners are promoted based on successfully meeting the expectations at each grade level.  Our Student Success Team provides support to learners requiring additional assistance.

We aim to develop capable, confident, eager learners.

Learners at The Biome:

  • set and achieve goals
  • take the initiative for their learning and academic risks
  • display energy and passion for learning
  • understand and practice the tenets of Growth Mindset
  • understand their self-worth and responsibilities to the broader community
  • learn to problem-solve creatively
  • learn to self-regulate their bodies, minds, and words
  • empathize and work productively with diverse people
  • build their learning stamina
  • Each Learner is a part of a rigorous academic program with five core subjects, two extracurricular activities.

Core Subjects

  • K – 2 Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • The Big Question: Cross-Curricular Studies (including Science, Social studies, Literacy, and Math)
  • Mind and Movement: Physical Health and Mindfulness

Elective Opportunities

  • Adaptive Thinking (including art and technology)
  • Music

Our Intermediate Program Grades 3 – 5

The Biome School Intermediate Program focuses on inquiry and builds mastery of learning on our Primary Program’s strong academic foundation.  Promotion to the Intermediate Program is a milestone in the academic career of our learners.  Intermediate Program placement only occurs when learners have demonstrated the required mastery that will lead to success in the Program and beyond.  Our Student Success Team provides support to learners requiring additional assistance.

Each Learner is a part of a rigorous academic program with five core subjects, two extracurricular activities.

Core Subjects

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • The Big Question: Cross-Curricular Studies (including Science, Social Studies, Literacy, and Math)
  • Mind and Movement: Physical Health and Mindfulness

Elective Opportunities

  • Adaptive Thinking (including art, technology, and engineering)
  • Music