Primary School Curriculum


Instilling a love of learning in your child is something we do from the very start.

How? We never forget that letting our children be themselves is the most important way to help them grow as students and as people.

The hands-on and individualized approach to learning that we take at Cushman allows our Primary School students the ability to develop math, language, science, and social studies skills through activities designed with creative problem solving, intellectual curiosity, and emotional growth in mind. Our educators seek to provide Cushman students with as many opportunities to explore their environment as possible—something that we believe is essential to their development as individuals.

Primary education is the gateway to the rest of a child’s life. And while we provide them with a strong foundation academically, we also believe that teaching our students to put character first on a daily basis is the real key to helping them become strong and successful people. That’s why “feeling with your heart,” “paying attention to others’ needs,” and “being responsible at school and home” are just some of the phrases you might overhear in the Primary School.

The Cushman approach to primary education is one that provides students with the space and resources to be compassionate and collaborative learners. By ensuring that our curriculum continues to be informed by the latest educational practice and theory, while at the same time staying deeply rooted in Dr. Laura Cushman’s philosophy, we have been successful for nearly a century in helping build good people—ones who value the virtues of industry and perseverance, courtesy, empathy and compassion, and responsibility for oneself, one’s family, and one’s community.