Our Kindergarten-8th Grade Curricular Progression

Informed by Warren Berger’s book, A More Beautiful Question, and grounded in neuroscience, the SF Day curriculum is framed by a sequence of grade level themes and “essential questions.” The themes provide a curricular framework for academic content and skills, and the questions encourage student inquisitiveness and interdisciplinary learning. 

At the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, our teachers collaborated on murals to demonstrate the curricular progression from kindergarten to eighth grade. Each mural features interactive displays representing major themes and instructional units for a particular grade. Once the murals were posted for the start of school, students were encouraged to engage with the boards, move pieces around and study the concepts displayed.