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Raising Hands

Our Elementary School

MSV has been changing the lives of young people since 2006. Over the years of working with preschoolers and kindergarteners, we decided to start working on an elementary school curriculum for after-schoolers, catered to our students that graduated from MSV, but wanted to keep learning the language. During 2020, families requested that we expand our levels, thus we started to teach our elementary school curriculum formally. Since then, MSV decided to open its second location with the purpose of providing families the option to stay until 5th grade.

 

MSV is a private elementary school with everything you would expect from a regular private school and of course, more!  We pride ourselves on our culture of positivity, caring for our students and community, and keeping the Spanish Immersion alive.  This nurturing environment fosters our students' love of learning, which fuels their academic success.  Our phenomenal teachers provide an extraordinary education using our exemplary curriculum.  All our students benefit from our integrated approach to teaching character and robust curriculum every school day.

 

Our mission in providing elementary-level education is to form a community of love and learning by promoting our values, love for nature, passion for our wonderful country, and academic excellence.

Click on the link, to get more details about our Walnut Creek elementary school location or Pleasant Hill elementary school location.

Our curriculum includes:

 

Arts: Projects are designed to connect to the principles of arts with other subject areas and extend what is learned in the classroom. Focus is given to exploring the art of famous painters around the world, and what kind of techniques made them famous, and the students will be inspired by them to perform their own art. Focusing on the basic elements and principles of art, such as line, shape, color, form, and texture. Materials for art are unlimited, our students will explore, clay – ceramics, scrapbooking, use of watercolors, oils, acrylic paints, and more.

 

Dance: Students put on 3 main performances during the year along with the help of their teachers. MSV Teachers create dance choreographies and the meaning of each dance, this includes one cultural dance.

 

Reading:  MSV program emphasizes a structured literacy foundation of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students develop reading skills and strategies through a balanced literacy approach that emphasizes foundational skills of literacy.

 

Math: MSV provides students with the knowledge and understanding of the concepts and skills necessary to function well in a world that depends on the daily application of mathematics. The math program focuses on conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and problem-solving. Each is incorporated using grade-appropriate instruction and manipulative teaching tools.

 

Science: The science program is designed to allow students to think like scientists and engage in scientific inquiry. The program emphasizes an exploration of scientific concepts in the areas of life, and physical and earth sciences. 

 

Social Studies: The social studies program focuses on education for civic participation and community understanding. It draws upon the fields of economics, geography, history, political science, and sociology. Students come to a better understanding of the complexities of human interaction and organization including local, state, and national governance.

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