With third grade comes a move to the upper school building, and the inclusion of hands-on learning with more academic responsibility. “Accelerated Reading” points count towards the student’s Reading grade, and entering 3rd grade students take the level based Math placement test. Students complete various individual and group projects implementing creativity amongst other life and academic skills . While still given opportunities for hands-on, interactive lessons, students are also learning to manage their time while having a higher responsibility for in class work and homework. They will encounter more rigorous academic material.