All six MCS elementary schools follow the same academic curriculum in core subject areas. In addition, Longfellow offers unique Before and After School programs - one through the Huffer Memorial Children's Center and another called MP3 (Promise, Partnership, Potential). You can find out more about both programs here. Details on other academic programs are below.
Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is a cohesive, multi-text approach to literacy instruction for all students in grades PreK–5. The System is designed to support whole-group, small-group and independent learning opportunities including: interactive read-aloud, reading mini lessons, shared reading, phonics/spelling/word study lessons, guided reading, book clubs, and independent reading collections. Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is rich with authentic texts, lessons or conferring cards, minilessons and professional tools & learning for a systematic, transformative approach to literacy instruction.
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) In grades 1-5, students already have the qualities of great designers and innovators. What PLTW Launch does is tap into their exploratory nature, engage them in learning that feels like play, and encourage them to keep discovering – now and for years to come.
PLTW Launch’s 43 interdisciplinary modules bring learning to life. The program empowers students to adopt a design-thinking mindset through compelling activities, projects, and problems that build upon each other and relate to the world around them. And as students engage in hands-on activities in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, they become creative, collaborative problem solvers ready to take on any challenge.
Ready Mathematics helps teachers create a rich classroom environment in which students at all levels become active, real-world problem solvers. Through teacher-led instruction, students develop mathematical reasoning, engage in discourse and build strong math habits. The program allows students to take ownership of their learning and increase their conceptual understanding.