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A Typical Day

What They Need, When They Need It

Students of different ages have different needs in terms of class time, breaks, and meal times. So a typical day for a fourth grader looks quite different from that of a graduating senior. We understand the developmental needs of all our students and created schedules that provide a balance of academic work, special subjects or electives, breaks and meal times. Our day to day schedules give your child exactly what they need, right when they need it.

A Typical Day in Our Lower School

Our school day begins at 8:15 each morning. The Lower School daily schedule is prepared with our youngest learners in mind. At each grade level students have a balance between each discipline, recess and special subjects.

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  • Sample Fourth Grade Schedule

    8:15  Math
    9:30  Science
    10:30  Snack & Recess
    11:00  Social Studies
    11:45  Lunch & Recess
    12:30  Reading/Language Arts
    2:00  Renaissance or Special Subjects
    3:00  Pack Up & Dismissal
  • Sample Prekindergarten Schedule

    8:15  Morning Work and Calendar
    8:45  Academic Centers
    9:30  Special Subjects: Art, Music, PE or Spanish            
    10:15  Snack & Recess
    11:00  Group Time
    11:45  Mystery Reader
    12:00  Lunch & Recess
    1:15  Read and Relax
    1:45   Explorer’s Club
    2:45  Journal/Share
    3:00  Dismissal

A Typical Day in Our Middle School

The Middle School daily schedule reflects an age-appropriate balance between academics, enrichments, and activities. The Middle School rotates its academic classes. Students will have every academic period every day. The purpose of this is two-fold:
  • To allow students a chance to have each class at different periods of the day so that no one class always occurs during a time of day when they are tired.
  • To ensure that students/athletes do not miss the same class all the time on game days.
Middle School students are expected to be seated in class at 8:00 a.m. Parents are expected to pick up their children from school promptly following the end of the school day at 3:00 or 3:30 (depending upon the grade). Students who cannot be picked up by that time may be placed in the After School Program.

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  • Sample Middle School Schedule

    • 8:00 1st Academic Period 
    • 8:50 2nd Academic Period 
    • 9:35 Flex Time 
    • 10:00 3rd Academic Period 
    • 10:45 4th Academic Period 
    • 11:30 Lunch/Break 
    • 12:05 5th Academic Period 
    • 12:50 6th Academic Period 
    • 1:35 Enrichments, Electives, Fine Arts, or PE 
    • 2:20 6th Grade Enrichments and Electives 
    • 2:25 7th & 8th Grade Sports/PE 
    • 3:05 After School Program

A Typical Day in Our Upper School

The school day begins at 8:00 am with Advisory. The Upper School follows a 7-day rotating schedule, which allows 5 academic periods each day. This keeps each day fresh and new and allows for teachers to work with students at different times of the day in their specific classes. It also prevents students from missing the same class for early outs and appointments should they arise.

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  • Sample Upper School Schedule

    • 8:00 Student Advisory: Advisors and their advisees (approximately 8-10 in each group) meet Monday through Friday for attendance, daily announcements, and informal group dialogue. A student will have the same advisor for all four years in the Upper School.
    • 8:15 1st academic period
    • 9:20 2nd academic period
    • 10:20 "A" Period, used for All-Upper School meeting time, club time, and class meetings and extended advisory sessions
    • 11:55 3rd academic period and lunch
    • 12:30 4th academic period
    • 1:35 5th academic period
    • 2:35 Extra Help/Study Time students use to begin their homework, meet with teachers for extra help, or socialize
    • 3:30 Athletics and extracurricular activities

Lower School

Preschool-Grade 5
Chesapeake Campus
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold, MD 21012

Middle/Upper School

Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146