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Academies

Inquisiminds offers a secular, 4.5-hour drop-off program on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday.  The parent is not required to stay on campus during this time. All academy teachers have had background checks completed. The classes are currently broken out as follows:

Junior Academy
Junior Academy

Grades K-2 Junior Academy

  • There are two teachers in the classroom at all times 
  • Subjects covered in Fall 2020 are as follows:
    • Literature – high interest, picture books are read aloud to the class, additional activities with book include discussion, coloring, cut/paste papers with opportunity for writing responses as well, and hands-on
    • Science – general knowledge of mammals taught with hands-on activities, coloring, cut/paste with opportunity for writing responses as well, short video clips, and illustrations from books
    • Art – art concepts taught using Process Art, students will learn about the process, exploring elements along the way
    • Music – awareness of music and imagery, fun age appropriate activities to connect to music
  • Schedule is built around 45 minute classes with 20-25 minute outdoor (weather permitting) recess and a 30 minute lunch
    • 9:30 – 10:20 am – First Class
    • 10:20 – 10:45 am – Recess
    • 10:45 – 11:30 am – Second Class
    • 11:30 – 12:00 pm – Lunch (brought from home, nut free)
    • 12:00 – 12:45 pm – Third Class
    • 12:45 – 1:05 pm – Recess
    • 1:05 – 1:50 pm – Fourth Class
    • 2pm – Dismissal
  • Students are dropped off in our kiss and ride line and picked up at the end of the day in the same manner. Caregivers never need to leave their car!
Lower Elementary
Junior Art

Grades 2-4 Lower Elementary Academy

  • There are two teachers in the classroom at all times 
  • Subjects covered in Fall 2020 are as follows:
    • Literature – chapter books will be read at home prior to class (child can read on their own or parent can read to them), class time will be similar to a book club with discussions, small group activities, and individual reflection
      • Stuart Little, Dr. Dolittle and Fantastic Mr. Fox
    • Science – deeper knowledge of mammals taught with hands-on activities, short video clips, illustrations from books, and hand-outs
    • Art – discover famous artwork, learn about the fundamentals of art, and explore artistic voice
    • Music – playing the recorder and learning about musical elements
  • Schedule is built around 45 minute classes with 20-25 minute outdoor (weather permitting) recess and a 30 minute lunch
    • 9:30 – 10:20 am – First Class
    • 10:20 – 10:45 am – Recess
    • 10:45 – 11:30 am – Second Class
    • 11:30 – 12:00 pm – Lunch (brought from home, nut free)
    • 12:00 – 12:45 pm – Third Class
    • 12:45 – 1:05 pm – Recess
    • 1:05 – 1:50 pm – Fourth Class
    • 2pm – Dismissal
  • Students are dropped off in our kiss and ride line and picked up at the end of the day in the same manner. Caregivers never need to leave their car!
Elementary Academy
Elementary Academy

Grades 4-6 Upper Elementary Academy

  • Subjects covered in Fall 2020 are as follows:
    • Literature – chapter books will be read at home prior to class (child can read on their own or parent can read to them), class time will be similar to a book club with discussions, small group activities and individual reflection
      • The One and Only Ivan and From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
    • Biology –  using discussion and inquiry, students learn about the tiniest units of life and build them out to explore the animal kingdom
    • Art – discover famous artwork, learn about the fundamentals of art, and explore artistic voice
    • Music students will use a mixture of a piano keyboard, drums, and other media to engage students and start their path to becoming a musician 
  • Schedule is built around 45 minute classes with 20-25 minute outdoor (weather permitting) recess and a 30 minute lunch
    • 9:30 – 10:20 am – First Class
    • 10:20 – 10:45 am – Recess
    • 10:45 – 11:30 am – Second Class
    • 11:30 – 12:00 pm – Lunch (brought from home, nut free)
    • 12:00 – 12:45 pm – Third Class
    • 12:45 – 1:05 pm – Recess
    • 1:05 – 1:50 pm – Fourth Class
    • 2pm – Dismissal
  • Students are dropped off in our kiss and ride line and picked up at the end of the day in the same manner. Caregivers never need to leave their car!
Middle Academy
Middle School Academy

Grades 6-8 Middle School Academy

  • Subjects covered in Fall 2020 are as follows:
    • Literature chapter books will be read at home prior to class (child can read on their own or parent can read to them), class time will be similar to a book club with discussions, small group activities and individual reflection, deeper connections to theme will be made
      • Fish in a Tree and Wonder
    • Biology using discussion and inquiry, students learn about the tiniest units of life and build them out to explore the animal kingdom
    • Adventures in Rocket Science – students will learn about the history and principles of rocketry and NASA’s newest rockets while building rockets; egg drops and other fun science projects
    • Psychology and the Brain Connectionexplore the connection between the brain and psychology of human, discussion and activity based, will require about 30 minutes of work at home each week
  • Academy is electronics free and students are asked to leave their cell phones in their backpacks during the day.
  • Schedule is built around 55 minute classes with 10 min outdoor (weather permitting) breaks and a 25 minute lunch break.
    • 9:30- 10:25 am – First Class
    • 10:25 – 10:35 am – Break
    • 10:35 – 11:30 am – Second Class
    • 11:30 – 11:55 pm – Lunch (brought from home, nut free)
    • 11:55 – 12:50 pm – Third Class
    • 12:50 – 1:00 pm – Break
    • 1:00 – 1:55 pm – Fourth Class
    • 2pm – Dismissal
Elementary Academy
Elementary Academy
Junior Academy

NEW: International Academy (Thursdays Only)

Grades K-3 Junior Academy  |  Grades 3-6 Elementary Academy

We will begin our world studies by concentrating on Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.  For each country we will explore the following cultural aspects:

  • Literature, Geography, History, and Culture – Students will become familiar with stories and poetry from each country that have been passed down from generation to generation. We will focus on geography and learn to recognize and identify landmarks from these countries to gain a greater appreciation for differences in how we live. Students will learn about different ethnic wear and design and make clothing with different mediums. 
  • Spanish – Students will be exposed to Spanish through songs, word games, and hands-on activities. The Spanish alphabet, numbering systems, and simple phrases will be introduced.
  • Art – It’s amazing how different countries use the same materials to create such different things. We will explore multiple mediums of art such as drawing, painting, mosaics, pottery, and other crafts. 
  • Music and Dance – Music and dance have been known to unify different cultures regardless of cultural differences. We will help students to recognize different musical instruments, songs, and dances while having LOTS of FUN!

The schedule is built around 45 minute classes with 20-25 minute outdoor (weather permitting) recess and a 30 minute lunch.

Students are dropped off in our kiss and ride line and picked up at the end of the day in the same manner. Caregivers never need to leave their cars!