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Academics

The learning environment is one that encourages the students to try something challenging, to take academic risks, and to abandon the fear of failure. AOS educators are committed to providing students with a challenging, yet nurturing, environment. Through Socratic questioning, teachers instill excitement for the discovery of knowledge through motivating students to reach individual goals. Students inherit the sense of enthusiasm the educators convey through a variety of instructional techniques. Each student discovers and encourages others' talents and strengths, and each individual talent and strength is celebrated.

 

AOS offers challenging courses and development in the traditional core areas of study:

Language Arts

Mathematics

Social Studies

Science

Foreign language (Greek in the Lower School and Spanish in Middle School)

To balance the traditional academic courses, students participate in additional courses of study:

Religion

Physical Education (Daily)

Visual Art

Drama

Music

STEAM

As part of its mission and purpose, AOS fosters a learning of the Orthodox Christian faith through religion class, Bible study, and a weekly chapel service.

The development of leadership, citizenship, and strong moral character is an AOS hallmark. A love for the community and a respect for others is a result of spiritual and moral development and continually fostered through community service activities. AOS students feel that they can make the world a better place as a result of the curriculum and programs.

 

For a better understanding of what our students are learning in the classroom, please click on the logo below to glimpse what AOS expects students to know and be able to do in each subject area and grade level for the current school year.  Please direct any questions to Alisa Eng, Director of Curriculum and Instructional Support. 


AOS Curriculum


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