The Elementary Experience

Brighton’s youngest students engage in learning experiences that integrate the senses. Visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile interactions create multiple pathways for learning. Across all areas of the elementary curriculum, multi-sensory learning is a primary teaching tool for our students.

The social curriculum is as important as the academic program at Brighton. Learning for all students is accessible when every student thrives within a classroom structure that acknowledges each child’s unique set of needs and conveys predictable and reliable expectations. Brighton’s teachers strive to develop social skills that allow children to be productive and successful members of their classroom and school.

Executive function skills continue to develop at this young age and are essential to success in school and beyond. Organization, planning, perseverance, task initiation and self-control are examples of executive function skills we start to nurture in the elementary division.

Our highly trained, committed educators understand the needs of students who learn differently and are well prepared to nurture your child’s academic, social/emotional and executive function development. Our small sizes - six in first grade, eight in second grade, and ten in third through fifth grades - enable our teachers to meet the needs of each child in the way they learn best. Our hallways are celebrations of student accomplishments, and our classrooms are bustling with all types of learning opportunities.

Children with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences, learning require a mindset that is steadfast and determined when met with challenges. No matter the area of difficulty, our youngest students learn that multiple attempts and extensive practice is integral to their learning process.

At Brighton, we are building resilience.