Satellite Program

  • This is a wonderful feature to our program.  Not only do the teachers enjoy their week in Satellite, but the students can’t wait for their special day in Satellite too.

    How does this program work?

    Each day, ¼ of the class is assigned to the Satellite room while the remainder of the class is in the main classroom. One Satellite teacher will then teach the same lesson for four consecutive days to four different groups of children. This provides an excellent opportunity for children to work in a small group with a teacher presenting activities and concepts in a more individualized way.

    What are some units that are taught in Satellite?

    The emphasis on science, math and language arts lends itself readily to this small group experience. In a smaller group, there is greater opportunity for individual attention, material and concepts to be discussed in more depth, and greater time in developing critical thinking skills. An example of a one weeklong unit was studying and observing pumpkins incorporating STEM and STEAM exploration.

    Does my child have an assigned day?

    Every child will be in Satellite one day of the week.  The remaining 3 days will be in the classroom. Student group assignments will also change week by week. This allows children to have the opportunity to interact in a small setting with various combinations of classmates over time.

    Satellite activities are truly remarkable!  The student-teacher ratio brings out the best in each child as they experience learning in this very special circumstance.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at

    Thank you!