Elementary School

Grades K–5

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Inspiring Your Child’s Passion for Learning

A time for discovery, the Elementary School years set the stage for a lifetime of learning. Using Calvert’s accredited curriculum, students learn not only fundamental concepts and skills. They learn how to use what they learn and to love learning.

Appealing to children’s natural curiosity, our curriculum emphasizes active, student-centered learning over rote memorization and drills. This Calvert PLUS approach to homeschooling helps parents engage students with:

  • PROJECTS that apply learning to the real world and are tailored to their interests.
  • Activities that encourage them to think for themselves as they apply what they LEARN in meaningful ways.
  • Assessments where they USE their learning to demonstrate mastery of each concept.
  • Opportunities to SHOWCASE what they’ve learned in ways that allow them to experience the utility of learning.

Developing Foundational Skills: Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies

Applying the Calvert PLUS approach across our English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies curriculum, our program empowers students to:

  • Develop strong reading comprehension and writing skills.
  • Learn fundamental math concepts.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Begin exploring the wonders and principles of science.
  • Learn more about the world around them.

Interactive digital resources and S.T.E.M. skills are also woven into lessons, labs, and projects to prepare students for 21st century life. Your child won’t learn technology skills in isolation, but rather how to apply these skills to everyday tasks.

 

There are many ways to learn at Calvert:

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Complete Homeschool Curriculum

Our complete homeschool curriculum provides everything you need to successfully homeschool your child. Each complete grade-level package includes:

  • Step-by-step Lessons that empower you to become your child’s best teacher.
  • Easy-to-use lesson plans to keep learning on-track.
  • Classroom-tested texts and materials from leading education publishers.
  • Built-in assessments and grading guides to ensure progress and pinpoint areas for improvement.
  • Calvert Teaching Navigator, an online platform that puts everything at your fingertips.
  • Unlimited support from trained, certified Education Counselors.

For parents who want even more instructional support, Calvert offers Advisory Teaching Services.

Explore Calvert’s Programs

Explore our curriculum by grade:
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Your Choice of Formats

Each K-5 package is available in our traditional combined print/online format (Traditional) or in our new, more affordable digital-only format (Digital). With our Traditional format, you’ll receive printed textbooks, workbooks, and kits as well as access to digital activities and materials. With our Digital format, you’ll receive the same quality texts and materials via e-textbooks and digital downloads.

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Individual Courses

Our individual courses are a great way to mix and match classes to create a complete educational program for your child. These courses can be used to round out your current homeschool curriculum, supplement a traditional brick-and-mortar school program, or to brush up on skills over the summer.

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Verticy for Struggling Students

Verticy English Language Arts (ELA) course is designed for children who are struggling with reading, spelling, or writing for a variety of reasons including dyslexia or other learning disabilities. Designed for at-home use, this course is based on a simple premise: children who learn differently should be taught differently. Self-paced and designed for one-to-one instruction, Verticy ELA improves academic confidence in children and rekindles a love of learning.

Parents may choose Verticy ELA when ordering the print/online version of the Calvert curriculum for grades 3 through 8.
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Calvert is quite simply the BEST curriculum available. This is our third year with Calvert, and we’ve been so happy we made this choice. I researched a lot before selecting Calvert. The organization, resources, learning approaches, and flexibility make every day run smoothly. Plus, I love that the Education Counselors are available when I have questions or need support.

— Loriel B., Calvert Mom