Program Highlights

Among the academic highlights are a school-wide commitment to Reading and Writing Workshop, a robust implementation of hands-on science including a wonderful lab for 4th and 5th grade students, and 40+ year tradition of celebrating Arts and Science Day. The El Granada parent community is highly involved as evidenced by the PTO’s commitment and support of the after school and enrichment programs. One such program is the Art in Action program designed around the work of the great and world recognized masters. Teachers and parents partner to make this a valuable asset.

  • Reader’s Workshop and Writer’s Workshop is implemented in all classrooms. The program provides a first rate literacy program to ensure academic success for all students.
  • Everyday Math is a standards based math instruction program that emphasizes the application of mathematics to real world situations.
  • Physical Education at our school is a program for grades kindergarten through five that emphasizes movement and appreciation for physical and mental health.
  • The Dolphin Club is an award winning after-school program that provides  students in grades 3–5 the opportunity to expand and enhance learning beyond the school day
  • Our Library technician maintains the library, reads new literature to primary grade students, and assists upper grade students in research.
  • The Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program is for selected students on the basis of assessments in the areas of creativity and cognitive ability.
  • Art in Action program is a discipline-based, sequential art curriculum designed around the works of the great masters. Taught by classroom teachers and parent volunteers.
  • The Science Program is taught by a consultant for grades 4th and 5th. All lessons are lab-based and actively engage students in scientific method and inquiry.
  • Arts and Sciences Day is an El Granada School tradition that provides opportunities for students to explore both science and art.
  • Parent education opportunities are organized by a parent involvement coordinator.
  • A Literacy Coach leads staff development and teacher training through side by side coaching.