Overview

The school curriculum at Greenfield is updated frequently to include new teaching methods while retaining those that have proved valuable. Teachers are encouraged to exercise their judgment and imagination in order to provide a stimulating class atmosphere. The academic program gives important consideration to each child’s capabilities and limitations; standards for each grade level are outlined and maintained. The academic goal is a structured program aimed at giving a solid foundation in the core subjects.

 

Greenfield is divided into four "schools." 

Preschool:

2 year old - Transitional Kindergarten

Lower School:

Kindergarten - 4th Grade

Middle School:

5th Grade - 8th Grade

Upper School:

9th Grade - 12th Grade

 

Greenfield Goals and Objectives

Greenfield School provides for its students an innovative and carefully structured educational program. In the 16 years that a child may spend at Greenfield, he or she can have a stimulating experience learning in a warm, friendly environment under the guidance of carefully chosen faculty members. The school's goals and objectives are as follows:

  • To provide sound, traditional academic training in the core subjects and the fine arts.
  • To be committed to the importance of each student as an individual.
  • To provide a competitive, stimulating atmosphere in which a child may develop intellectual curiosity, creative awareness, and an interest in others.
  • To educate the individual child to the point that he or she is capable of independently defining and following his or her own interests.
  • To encourage each child to be an active and involved member of his or her world.
  • To foster creative freedom of expression and investigation within a framework of discipline and order without infringing upon the rights of others.
  • To work hard toward the balanced development of each student mentally, physically, morally, socially, and emotionally.
  • To provide maximum opportunity for each student to receive recognition and achievement.
  • To afford each student the opportunity to compete in athletics.
  • To maintain admissions standards dedicated to providing each student an opportunity to grow and develop in a stimulating intellectual environment.
  • To work toward insuring that each young adult, upon graduation, is able to adjust successfully to the requirements of the best college and university for him or her.
  • To encourage an awareness and appreciation of cultural differences within our society.

 

 

Grading Scale (Grades 1 – 12)

 

Grades at Greenfield are based on the following system:

 

Exceptional work: neat, prompt, thorough, accurate to a high degree; shows initiative, intellectual curiosity and comprehensive grasp of concepts.

100     A+
93–99 A      
90–92 A–    


Good work: neat, prompt, shows initiative and thorough understanding of subject.

87–89 B+
83–86 B      
80–82 B–   


Average work: neat, prompt, indicates satisfactory fulfillment of day–to–day requirements.

77–79 C+
73–76 C     
70–72 C–   


Passing work: day–to–day work irregular and not always satisfactory; has difficulty with some aspects of the course content.

68–69 D+
66–67 D    
65       D-   

 

Failing work: test results, class recitations below standard; content of the course not mastered.

0-64    F     


Grading for conduct and specialty teachers (Grades 1-4)

 

S–Satisfactory 
N–Needs to Improve 
U–Unsatisfactory