What does it mean to be a BCD student? BCD Students Are... Challenged.
BCD students come to school ready to learn. Small class size means teachers can give individualized attention.
“The teachers at BCD are truly exceptional people. I did not realize how unusual this was until I went to shadow at the high schools. Here, the teachers know you personally and the level of trust astounds me every day.”– BCD Middle School student
The BCD Elementary School is a place of discovery, of challenge and support and where tradition meets creativity! In addition to core academic classes in math, literature, English, social studies and science, all BCD elementary students study two modern world languages, as well as Latin, which begins in 4th grade. Class size is limited to 18 students per teacher and each grade level has two classes. We do not go over our cap of 18. This low class size allows for a significant amount of individualized and differentiated attention each and every day.
Grades K-5 are self-contained classrooms. Students have the same teacher for basic subjects, but leave the classroom to attend art, library, foreign language, P.E., computer science, and music. These classes are taught by teachers who are specialists in each area. Fourth grade students add Latin to their schedule.
Science Week: Each December BCD holds a school wide science fair. Students grade K-8 participate by doing an individual science experiment. All experiments are displayed in the gym during science week and are judged by scientists from the area. Science week includes special speakers and programs for students during the school day. A family science night features student experiments, speakers, and programs for the whole family. An assembly to celebrate Science Week is held on Friday and top experiments are recognized.
Musical Productions & Assemblies:
Elementary students participate in musical performances, plays, and assemblies held throughout the school year. Each Elementary student can expect to be up on stage performing 5-8 times per year. Each grade has a musical performance during the year where music teachers work with homeroom teachers preparing the events. Musicals include costumes, dress rehearsals and performances in front of the entire school. Parents are always welcome!
Throughout the school year each grade holds special events which are related to units of study. Students may present research and writing projects to each other, another class or grade level, or parents.