The second grade curriculum was developed to provide an opportunity for our girls to transition to new academic rigors in dynamic and interactive ways.
Girls are encouraged to be more independent and are expected to have more stamina for the learning process. Creating presentations about research using new technology, collaborating on STEM challenges, starting micro-businesses to develop entrepreneur skills, and using more sophisticated understanding of literacy and numeracy to communicate ideas, all contribute to making the second grade year a real turning point for our girls!
After weeks of learning about the principles of economics (including loans and business modeling) our second graders create their own business ventures! The students market, mass produce, and sell a product to the RPCS community during our annual marketplace!
The second grade gets to experience Baltimore in many ways outside of the classroom. From visiting the Baltimore Museum of Industry and Walters Art Gallery to Pimlico Race Track, they learn more about Baltimore and how they can make a positive impact in their community.
RPCS Lower School proudly produces an annual STEAM Week every spring that integrates themed STEAM projects into every classroom! The week includes guest speakers, a Family STEAM Night, experiments, outside adventures, and projects.