Geneva Day School's spiraling curriculum builds upon what was previously learned and focuses on all developmental growth areas such as: gross and fine motor skills, receptive and expressive language, cognition (thinking), social-emotional maturity, self-help and life skills, and the arts. Classes and programs are based on what is considered age appropriate for children to acquire to mature as a “whole child.”
To understand the strengths, needs, and interests of individual learners, it is necessary to observe and informally assess where students are functioning. All teaching staff are involved in this important, systematic and ongoing process. Parents are also involved in the assessment process by completing an"Ages and Stages Questionnaire" each fall.
Staff use the assessment information from both school and home to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs for individual and group learning, which helps prepare children for the next level of their education. Programs are multi-sensory, hands-on, and involve all learning modalities.