At Dearborn Park, we strive to provide a solid foundation for your child's education in a safe, nurturing environment, with high expectations.
We create and deliver a rigorous, standards-based curriculum. Our English language arts and math teaching is grounded in the Common Core Standards. Using research based academic tools including Readers and Writers Workshops, Math in Focus and Arts Impact, along with their many personal interests and passions, our dedicated, highly-qualified, wonderfully diverse faculty and staff provides high quality, standards based instruction.
We offer academic rigor through complex and critical thinking while integrating and infusing subjects in our hands-on, project-based instruction for all students at every grade level.
English/Language Arts (ELA), math, social studies, science, technology, the arts, and social/emotional learning are among the subject areas taught each day at Dearborn Park.
English/Language Arts (ELA): In reading and writing, also called English/Language Arts (ELA), our teachers' use complex instruction based upon data collection to meet student needs, and team teaching to ensure differentiation. We use common planning time and collaborative team time to analyze data and to inform instruction. We also have a tutor for each Kindergarten through 3rd grade class to work with students in fluid groups that are determined by data.
Math: Math tutoring is available after school at Dearborn Park through the grade level teacher who teaches math, as well as in-school assistance, and we have a weekly Math Club that meets after school. Students in grade levels 2-5 also have access to ST Math, which is an interactive web-based computer intervention.
Please visit the Seattle Public School's Mathematics Program webpages to learn more about our math program.
Social Studies, Science, Technology, The Arts, and Social/Emotional Learning: Social studies, science, visual art, dance, drama, and social/emotional learning are interwoven into literacy and math, using common core standards and Washington State Grade Level Expectations, Arts Impact, and other curricula to provide well-balanced, high quality instruction.
Physical Education (PE): Ed Adams teaches, coaches, and mentors Dearborn Park Students in our outstanding P.E. program. All students learn uni-cycling, juggling, jump rope, hand walking, ball walking, tumbling and double-dutch activities in Physical Education classes. Students also have the opportunity to participate in S.C.A.T.S. (Seattle Cirque & Acrobat Teams), which travels around the Greater Seattle area performing for schools, colleges (such as Seattle Pacific University, University of Washington and Seattle University), Sports Teams (like the Storm and Seahawks), festivals and parades.
Music & Dance: All students at Dearborn Park study music theory, music appreciation, vocal and instrumental performance and dance performance in Helen Zhou's exceptional music and dance program. Dearborn Park is proud of its award-winning dance program, in which interested students learn many forms of dance, including creative dance; multicultural dances inspired by the cultures of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Philippines; American street, folk, and country dance; and Power Dancing (choreographed acrobatics), which she developed with Mr. Adams.