Fourth and Fifth Grade serve as the bridge between Primary and Junior High.
The Intermediate grades are an important step in a child's education. There is a greater emphasis on organizational skills and personal responsibility as the children take on a greater workload. Learning how to prioritize assignments, and balance daily work with longer-term projects can be a challenge at this age.
Academically, students transition from ‘learning to read’ to ‘reading to learn,’ and are expected to think more critically about the material presented. Our Intermediate grades work cooperatively in Ascension's STEM program to encourage the development of collaborative problem-solving skills.