2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grade Application
1. Parents/guardians can complete the online application here. If you have previously submitted an inquiry through BigSIS or already have an account, please use the same email address to log into the application.
2. Submit your records request and reference forms to your child’s current school, if applicable.
Once we review the application, our admissions office will reach out with any additional requests or information needed to consider your application. Your application is very important to us. We’ll be in touch and if you have any questions in the meantime, please email email@example.com.
Folk tales from around the world meet the Second Grader as they are drawn to the idea of morality. These stories lend themselves to daily practice of reading and writing skills. Movement and form drawing begin to shape concepts of multiplication, division, and advanced addition and subtraction as well a geometry. Geography and geology expand the Second Graders view of natural science. Music and art, as well as German and Spanish are incorporated into the weekly rhythm as are handwork.
The guiding force of the Third Grade curriculum is recognizing the shift in consciousness of the student. The nine year old shift is a time of question who they are in relation to family, peers, and the world. This shift allows for new ways of thinking. Stories reflect Third Graders’ tentative steps into the real world. Practical work like building, farming, and gardening shape Science and Math lessons with practical applications related to weight, volume, and measurement. Handwork becomes more complex as does music and art. German and Spanish focus on every day conversational language. Games class begins to emphasize the wholeness of the group.
“Who am I?” “Where do I come from?” are questions answered in the 4th grade year in ways that address the new sense of self confidence and independence students are experiencing. From Norse Myths and other tales, students learn that no one is exempt from flaws and that life is full of a spectrum of emotions. Fourth Graders begin to see parts of the whole through fractions and individual animal kingdoms. This breakdown can also be seen in geography as they learn about directions, geographical location, and pieces of local history.
Second grade is an exciting and rich time as students learn they are part of a whole class while still learning about their own sense of being.
In the developing third grader new capacities for thinking and judgment are merging as they become more independent in thought and action. Waldorf educators identify this important transition and realization of selfhood as “the nine-year change.”
The fourth grader has an adventurous spirit, is full of curiosity, and is eager to explore new capacities for learning and creativity.