Reporting and Grades
Communication between the school and home is a vital component to a child's education. For this reason, we send home formal reports of each student's development six times each year, three times at the end of each term and three times in the middle of each term. The end of term reports are more comprehensive and the mid-term reports are more narrative. Comments in paragraphs, rather than simple grades, are the focus of all of these reports because our intention is not to evaluate your child but to communicate to parents the progress and difficulties your child is experiencing at school.
Students in middle school (grades 4-8) receive letter grades (A through F) and attitude marks (checks and lines) for each subject on every end of term report. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade do not receive letter grades. Instead, at the end of each term parents receive a comprehensive skills assessment indicating on a continuous scale how much your child has developed in over 75 different age-related skills. This provides parents with information that they can use to support their children in any specific areas that need support.