Academics at Wilson-Kindelan include the core areas of reading, language arts, mathematics, science, history & social science, as well as health, physical education, music and visual arts. The WKS Method provides an individualized approach which connects subject areas through multi-disciplinary units to enhance learning and deepen higher order thinking skills.

We are proud to announce the beginnings of an Outdoor Classroom and Garden. Stay turned for further developments. 

Reading & Language Arts

Open Court®Reading

Open Court ® is a comprehensive reading, writing and language arts curriculum that is systematic, research-based and provides resources to support best teaching practices through a multi-modal approach. Open Court® has 50 years of experience and research behind it. 

Orton-Gillingham

An Orton-Gillingham Reading Specialist works with the class weekly. The Specialist uses an intensive, sequential phonics-based system that teaches the basics of word formation before whole meanings. The method accommodates and utilizes three learning modalities, or pathways, through which people learn—visual, auditory and kinesthetic. 

Mathematics

Everyday Mathematics® 

 Everyday Mathematics® is a field-tested and research-based math program that emphasizes use of concrete examples,  spiraling concepts, frequent practice and multiple methods of problem-solving. Everyday Mathematics® is an extremely effective curriculum that engages and builds confident math learners. 

Spanish

The Wilson-Kindelan School is proud to offer Spanish as a Second Language to our students. This program follows a natural progression of listening, speaking, reading and writing within a contextual basis. Our classes are taught by a native speaker.

Science/STEM

Engineering is Elementary® 

 Engineering is Elementary®  is a project-based, collaborative way of introducing scientific method, design, building and evaluation into elementary classrooms. The units explore, design and build dynamic real-time structures and processes within the sciences to expand the understanding of basic scientific principles.  

Early Explorers @ Boston Nature Center

Our partnership with the Boston Nature Center allows students experience the natural world through outdoor exploration, stories and art. Our program includes weekly visits to the Boston Nature Center and incorporates monthly themes with hands-on activities and outdoor components.

History & Social Science

 History & Social Science at the Wilson-Kindelan School is interdisciplinary; history, geography, economics and civics are taught in an integrated, holistic way. We use a model for teaching U.S. History developed by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Children learn through a multi-modal approach that makes exploration of communities, world events and cultural connections interesting and engaging.

Health & Physical Education   

The Wilson-Kindelan School uses a three-pronged approach to Health and well-being: Learning about your body, Using your body, and Protecting your body (LUP). Learning about your body is basic anatomy and physiology, healthy habits, and safety. Using your body includes physical activity and mindfulness.

Music

El Sistema@Wilson-Kindelan & Suzuki®

Students participate four days a week in Piano and Vocal music instruction utilizing the Suzuki® Method. El Sistema is a set of inspiring ideals that inform an intensive youth music program seeking to effect social change through the ambitious pursuit of musical excellence.  El Sistema@Wilson-Kindelan is the first such program south of Boston. The Suzuki® Method includes parental involvement, small ensemble work, and early introduction to the instruments (voice & piano). 

Visual Arts

Visual Arts at the Wilson-Kindelan School follow the Massachusetts State Framework. The five areas of understanding are Methods, Design, Expression, Exhibiting and Critical Response. By exploring, producing, demonstrating and responding to visual art, a child opens pathways to contextualizing the world and the richness of the visual arts everywhere.