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Academics

 

The Piedmont School is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The Piedmont School is also a proud member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS). After meeting rigorous quality standards and a peer evaluation by outside professionals, The Piedmont School’s accreditation was renewed in October 2011.

AccredidationandMembership

 

 

The Piedmont School is a member of the following organizations:

North Carolina Association of Independent Schools http://www.ncais.org
Southern Association of Independent School http://www.sais.org
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools http://www.sacs.org
Triad Association of Non-Public Schools http://www.tanps.org
North Carolina International Dyslexic Association http://www.nc-ida.org
The Music Academy of North Carolina http://www.musicacademync.org/
Learning Disabilities Association of North Carolina http://www.ldanc.org

 

1st-8th Grade Academics

The Piedmont School curriculum correlates with the North Carolina Essential Standards.  A day in the life of a Piedmont School student includes:

Word Study:  Focusing on reading comprehension, fluency building, decoding (phonics and morphology), and encoding (spelling).

Language Arts:  Focusing on oral comprehension through read aloud, vocabulary development, writing across content areas, and literature appreciation through exposure of reading various genres.

Mathematics:  Focusing on a solid foundation in the mastery of number sense and fluency, and procedural skills in the earlier levels.   Algebra, probability, and statistics are taught in higher levels with a focus on application.

Science and Social Studies classes include direct instruction and multi-sensory strategies that focus on integrating mathematics, reading, and writing skills as the students learn about the world around them.  These courses are designed to develop technology skills, problem solving, team building, research, and exploration.  We showcase our students’ talents by inviting parents in the school monthly to see their classroom projects.

We challenge our students to be critical thinkers by giving them authentic experiences through many field trips and projects.

In Addition…

TPS offers a physical education class daily, art appreciation twice a week, music class provided by the North Carolina Music Academy once a week, and drama class is provided twice a week. We are firm believes in all students having access to a well balanced Arts education. You can read more on our Arts programs here.

New for the 2015-2016 school year all students 3rd-8th grade will participate in Connections. Connections is a class about connecting with the people around us. Every classroom, every home, etc.. is a mini society where we are called to participate in the “social dance”. This social dance can be a positive experience if we learn the steps. In Connections class students process, discuss, and role-play concepts and strategies that will help them positively connect with those around them in various social environments. They will learn social/emotional interpretation, communication techniques, relationship skills, self management, conflict resolution and social problem solving while considering other’s behaviors, thoughts, beliefs, motives and plans.

 

Tutoring:

The Piedmont School offers after school tutoring for any student K-12th grade in reading, writing, or math.

Please download, complete, and return our tutoring form if you are interested.

Tutoring Form

 

 

 

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