Fifth Grade » Welcome to Fifth Grade!

Welcome to Fifth Grade!

Fifth Grade marks an important year in a student's educational journey, characterized by a more specialized approach to learning and the introduction of advanced concepts in various subjects. At this stage, students have the opportunity to work with three different teachers, each specializing in a core subject, and the curriculum focuses on building a strong foundation in algebraic concepts in math and fostering advanced literacy and science skills.


In Fifth Grade, students are taught by three distinct teachers, each specializing in a specific subject area. This approach allows for in-depth and expert instruction in English Language Arts (ELA), mathematics, and Science/Social Studies.

The math curriculum in Fifth Grade is designed to challenge students with algebraic concepts, providing them with a solid foundation in mathematical reasoning and problem-solving. These concepts serve as an important precursor to more advanced mathematical topics they will encounter in the coming years.


The literacy instruction in Fifth Grade is focused on reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, aligning with the Pennsylvania Core Standards. Students are encouraged to become proficient in these critical areas of communication and comprehension, ensuring they can effectively express their thoughts and understand complex texts.


In the Science class, students follow a curriculum aligned with the STEELS (Science, Technology, Engineering, Environmental Literacy, and Sustainability) Standards. This curriculum places a strong emphasis on practical skills, including coding and robotics, and nurtures problem-solving and critical thinking abilities. This approach to science education prepares students for a future where technology, engineering, and sustainability are paramount.


Fifth Grade represents a significant step forward in a student's education, fostering a deeper understanding of core subjects and promoting specialized instruction. The focus on advanced mathematics, literacy, and science skills is designed to prepare students for the more complex challenges of middle school and beyond, while also equipping them with critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are essential in today's rapidly evolving world.