In Feynman School’s early childhood and primary science programs, students work creatively and collaboratively to solve problems, make and extend meaning, and develop and test new ideas.
As a springboard, Feynman School uses a curriculum from The College of William and Mary’s Center for Gifted Education. The curriculum also draws from the Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) Program developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California-Berkeley. These studies, designed to stir inquisitive young minds, align with National Science Education Standards and the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Guided by their teachers, students investigate their own interests within structured learning themes. Learners demonstrate their new knowledge through computers, drama, visual arts, oral presentations, songs, models — whatever inspires them. Through innovative, hands-on science activities within broad learning themes, students become more self-aware and confident, and develop a sense of social responsibility.