Our curriculum is varied and comprehensive, and presented within a departmentalized structure. Each student benefits from the complementary approaches of six to nine different teachers with classes in reading, math, composition, language arts, science, social studies, physical education, art, and drama. The school day also includes cutting-edge technology lessons throughout the curriculum. Students wear casual clothes instead of uniforms, as it is important to us that our students are comfortable, safe and happy. While we do not teach any particular religion, we do teach religious tolerance. Children of all races, religions, and nationalities are welcome and appreciated in our school family.
Elementary 1st-3rd Schedule
Our Lower Elementary students have 8 forty-minute class periods. These classes include Math (some students work in above grade level Math classes), Reading, English, Science Social Studies, Spelling, Physical Education, Art and Drama. Also, unique to Runnels, our second and third graders have a composition class that is separate from the English class that helps students learn to express thoughts and ideas in written form. In each grade we have one group of students which are working on above level math. Lower elementary students have two 15-minute recesses every day. Students in these grades have lunch at 11:35. Our students eat in their classrooms with their teachers in a family-like setting.
Admission to Runnels Elementary School is based on application supported by interview, entrance testing, and records from previously attended schools. In addition to the admission requirements that an applicant must meet, parents of applicants are reminded that enrollment agreements are contracts between the school and the parents. Parents, therefore, must present themselves as both financially responsible and eager to cooperate with school policies, programs and decisions. Runnels School admits students of any race, color, religion, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.