By first grade, all children are reading beautifully! Given the small class size, each child is encouraged to read independently at their own comfort level, then, working with their teacher, their skills are honed and they have the confidence to meet higher challenges. In their math program, the students are adding and subtracting two and three digits easily. They continue to work with money, time and graphing as well as solid geometry. The geography of the world is introduced early in the school year as students follow Christopher Columbus’ route as he travels to the New World.