Core Knowledge School
West Virginia Academy believes in the classical educational approach. Our Primary School will follow the Core Knowledge Sequence. Core Knowledge refers to the knowledge that is commonly shared between members of a society. Students will become better readers and more effective members of society when they understand the knowledge of other literate writers and speakers in our society.
The Core Knowledge curriculum includes the topics: Math, Language Arts, Science, Music, Visual Arts, and Social Studies. This curriculum strives to provide a broad, solid foundation of knowledge that is developed as a student progress through school. The curriculum not only builds on the previous year, it connects across subjects making it more coherent and effective.
In trial studies, schools that use the Core Knowledge curriculum have been shown to “improve literacy and close the achievement gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students.”