Preschool - Elementary
Library: Students in grades K-4 have library sessions three times per month with the school librarian; they can check out books and learn library/research skills. The librarian takes a wagon of books to the preschool each week.
Art: Students in grades 1-4 have two formal art sessions per month with a specialty art teacher in which students learn the elements of art and about famous artists. Teachers also provide integrated art opportunities across the curriculum.
Music: Starting in preschool through 4th grade, students receive at least once-a-week music classes.
Physical Education: Students in grades 1-4 have formal P.E. classes that teach fitness and skills for various sports. The curriculum follows the CA state standards and the Presidential Fitness Program, and the program is primarily taught by a specialty P.E. teacher. (2 days per week)
Art: Fifth graders take a semester-long course called, “Meet the Masters.” Sixth graders take a semester-long course called, “Elements of Art.” See below for art offerings for grades 7 and 8.
Music: Fifth and sixth graders take a semester-long course called, “Music and Musical Theater.” Their course culminates in a musical production in January.
Physical Education: Students in 5-8 have formal P.E. classes that teach fitness and skills for various sports. The curriculum follows the CA state standards and the Presidential Fitness Program, and the program is primarily taught by a specialty P.E. teacher. (3 periods per week)
Health and Human Development: Students in grades 5-8 have classes that teach about healthy living and their physical and emotional development. These classes follow two programs: Totally Awesome Health and Transitions. The human development program is taught by the school faculty and/or Muslim physicians and is correlated with Islamic teachings.
Computer: Students in grades 5 and 6 take computer classes once or twice a week to learn keyboarding, cybersafety, Microsoft applications, and research skills. Often the learning is integrated within their other classes.
Electives: For students in grades 7 and 8, the school offers Academic Electives and Arts and
Other Electives. These include:
- Public Speaking (also required before graduation)
- Math Challenge
- Google Earth (Geography)
- Media Literacy
- Community Service (required before graduation) (during school hours, students volunteer an hour per week at NHS Lower School or the neighborhood public school)
- Web Design
- Computer Animation