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Academics

The curriculum at Union Day School is rigorous, engaging, and delivered by skilled teachers in supportive classroom environments.

UDS K-5 students receive instruction in 

  • Singapore Math®, 

  • Balanced literacy approach through Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop, 

  • Handwriting Without Tears® - comprehensive and multi-sensory handwriting and cursive instruction 

  • Inquiry-based science, 

  • Phonics Instruction (K-2 grade) 

  • American Heritage: An Adventure in Liberty (a Social Studies supplemental program on U.S history).

  • Spanish, Music, Art, and Physical Education beginning in kindergarten

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UDS 6-9 grade curriculum:

Since the 2019-20 academic year, Union Day School has been the only area school to offer the International Baccalaureate® (IB) program to all students beginning in sixth grade.  Learn more about how the IB gives students distinct advantages, by building their critical thinking skills, nurturing their curiosity and their ability to solve complex problems.

 

UDS is proud to be undertaking the authorization process to become an IB School that offers the IB Middle Years Programme® (MYP).

 

Please note this disclaimer: Union Day school is currently applying for candidacy status to be able to offer the IB MYP in grades 6-9. Until such time that UDS is accepted as an IB MYP candidate school, Union Day claims no affiliation with the IB organization and our ability to offer the IB MYP at UDS is contingent on being accepted as a candidate school. UDS will be informed of its candidacy status in Fall 2022 

At Union Day School, we're proud of our commitment to  rigorous, engaging learning for our students. Following are highlights of our curriculum for each age group.

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Kindergarten - Grade 2

•    Singapore Math®
•    Handwriting Without Tears®
•    Phonics Instruction
•    Inquiry-Based Science
•    Kindergarten - full time TA in every class
•    1st-2nd grade - floater TA to provide for small group/individualized instruction

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Grades 3 - 5

•    Balanced Literacy (Reading and Writing)
•    Handwriting Without Tears®: cursive instruction
•    Inquiry Based Science
•    Singapore Math
•    Floater TA

Middle School Grades 6 - 8

Union Day School is a Candidate School* for the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)®. UDS is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that UDS believes is important for our students.


*- Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, please visit the IB website.

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High School Grades 9 - 12

Our 9th grade students entering UDS for the 2022-23 school year will be members of the "Class of '26," our first graduating class at Union Day School!

As part of the IB Candidate School process UDS is on pace to offer the IB Diploma Programme (DP) to our junior and seniors beginning in the 2024-25 school year. Please click here to learn more about the IB Diploma Programme. (Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.)

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