Grade 1 at The Hundred Acre School

Since the school opened in 2014, our families consistently requested that we expand our offerings so that students would be able to utilize the dynamic learning environment at Heritage Museums & Gardens, our STEM focused curriculum and our talented educators. Parents also expressed the importance of play based learning and opportunities to learn in, about and with nature. Our full day Kindergarten program began in 2019 and was filled to capacity in the first year. Of course, the request for Grade 1 came soon after that. In 2020, Heritage decided to expand the school by doubling the square footage of the school and allowing us to open a Grade 1 classroom in 2021. Come experience learning not limited by a classroom’s four walls and a hands-on approach that extends learning to meaningful experiences.

During 2020, families could have made many different schooling choices for their student. As a small school, we could be a perfect match for students that have been in a learning pod or home school opportunity.

Our program is a full day from 9 a.m. – 3 p,m.

Students are accepted on a rolling basis until the program is full. We typically have students from Sandwich and many towns on and off Cape Cod.

The Grade 1 program will be located in the original wing of the school maximum capacity of 10 students per day in the first year and larger capacity in the second year.

Our Grade 1 teacher is licensed and has a MA in Education, learn more here.

Our curriculum is taught through a STEM lens meaning that we approach concepts with curiosity and discovery. During the school year, students will study a series of investigations depending on their interests, teacher goals and environmental influences. Each investigation aligns with the Massachusetts standards for Grade 1. The first Investigation of the Year: ” Persistence Pays Off: Inventors and Inventions.” extends students exploration of discoveries while allowing for students to develop relationships with their peers and a persistent mindset as they tackle new experiences in grade 1. The remaining investigations can be taught in any order depending on teacher goals, student interest, and environmental or social influences. Our elementary students also utilize literacy curriculums and a mathematics curriculum to strengthen development of these skills.

Read more about our curriculum

Grade 1 Daily Schedule (Download PDF)


Full-Day & Extended Day Options For All Grades