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Elementary School (K-4)

Rectory's COVID-19 Update

Rectory is only offering an in-person option for our Elementary Students. We believe these younger students are best served in person and do not yet possess the required skills to be as successful in online learning compared to our older students. In addition, the rate of COVID-19 transmission among children under ten is lower than in other age groups.  

Explore, Engage, Empower

Welcome to the elementary division at Rectory School where we spend our days with students in Kindergarten through Grade 4! Since our first elementary classroom opened in 2004, we have embraced our school mission and creed of Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Compassion. We hope that you enjoy exploring our website, as you learn about the vision that we are mindful to provide for each of our students.

As a community, we choose to behave with understanding, kindness, and compassion and believe that we share responsibility for each other’s well-being. This is more than school for us, it is a place where we honor each child to be their best selves. 

While this website offers a glimpse into how we connect our unique traditions, curriculum, and learning opportunities within our community, we cannot completely capture the nature-inspired environment and real-life learning experiences that define how we move through each day. We are proud of the beautiful new building that was thoughtfully designed for children and became our home in the winter of 2017. If you are intrigued by this virtual visit, please feel free to connect with us. Our elementary team would love to meet you! 

Wishing you well,

Maria Carpenter, Director of Elementary

 

Elementary School Photo of the Day

Take a sneak peek into Rectory's Elementary School by checking out the Photo of the Day. Scroll through to check out photos from the entire month. Click here to view previous months' galleries.

This little guy forgot his snow pants and they wanted to go sledding yesterday, so Mrs. Zahansky took some packing tape and g

Just another day in grade 4... this little guy forgot his snow pants and they wanted to go sledding yesterday, so Mrs. Zahansky took some packing tape and garbage bags, and MADE snow pants! 🤣

It's beautiful outside with fresh snow around us and the 4th graders are enjoying a hike around the pond!

It's beautiful outside with fresh snow around us and the 4th graders are enjoying a hike around the pond!

Our Grade K-1 class begins each day by signing in using their best handwriting.

Our Grade K-1 class begins each day by signing in using their best handwriting.

Miss Dena and our Grade 4 friends are studying verbs in their Spanish class.

Miss Dena and our Grade 4 friends are studying verbs in their Spanish class.

A Grade 2-3 student learning how to sew little pillows and quilt squares.

Our Grade 2-3 Class is learning how to sew little pillows and quilt squares as they extend their understanding of the meaning of Freedom Quilts.

Our Grade K-1 Friends are enjoying the EZ Rink during their Movement Class!

Our Grade K-1 Friends are enjoying the EZ Rink during their Movement Class!

A group of students in K-1 at a fire pit in front of the frozen pond eating s'mores.

Grade K-1 are the first ones out to the Rectory Pond for S’mores at Rectory's 100th-Year Winter Carnival!

Our Grade 2-3 students had such fun helping each other to ice skate on our School Rink during Outside Time!

Our Grade 2-3 students had such fun helping each other to ice skate on our School Rink during Outside Time! 

It’s Favorite Sports Team Day, and some of our little friends got creative with their Lego building!

It’s Favorite Sports Team Day, and some of our little friends got creative with their Lego building!

 

We’re learning about 3-digit regrouping with rolling dice, and checking our sums with a calculator.

We’re learning about 3-digit regrouping with rolling dice, and checking our sums with a calculator.

Explore

Elementary school students looking at the bark of a tree through magnifying glasses.

Engage

Young boy elementary school student reading to an older girl.

Empower

Elementary School girl lighting up a circuit in her 4th-grade science class.