The goals of the King Open curriculum are for all students to develop:

  • A sense that they are valued members of a diverse learning community
  • Intellectual, academic, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge about the social and natural world
  • Respect for and friendship with others
  • A sense of fairness, social justice, and equity

The curriculum combines:

  • Multidisciplinary units based on social studies and humanities themes
  • Discipline-specific curricula for literacy and language arts, mathematics, science, art, music,  and physical education

The Teaching philosophy emphasizes:

  • Rich interactions and discussion between teachers and students
  • Topics and activities that are meaningful to children and adolescents
  • Respect for students’ background knowledge, interests, and skills
  • Differentiated instruction to build on the individual strengths of each student
  • Family participation and involvement

There are two parallel programs at King Open--the regular King Open program (4 strands) and Olá, a two-way Portuguese-English bilingual immersion program (1 strand):

  • Students in both programs are “King Open students.”
  • Both programs follow the same basic curriculum and teachers from both programs work together as a single faculty.
  • Olá and regular King Open students have separate academic classes but are together for some activities during the day.
  • Although students in both programs are King Open students, parents interested in the Olá program must enroll their children in “Olá,” as opposed to “King Open” (the regular program only).

Learn more about Academics at King Open
Core Ideas Guiding Learning at King Open

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