Lower School Grading

Students in grades K-5 are evaluated throughout the year on their progress toward individual standards, both state and school-specific. There are three marking periods (trimesters) each year. Students receive a report card at the end of each trimester and a less formal progress report at the midpoint of each trimester. Final report cards demonstrate students’ performance on grade-level standards and include extensive narrative comments from each teacher. The standards-based report card includes the following grading scale:

S – Secure
D – Developing
B – Beginning
N – Not Yet
N/A – Not applicable (not introduced at this time)

PCS BY THE NUMBERS

Average class size: 18
Current enrollment: 774
Annual enrollment growth since 2001: 37%
Faculty with advanced degrees: 53%

We are grateful every single day for the incredible opportunity this school has provided for our children… They are so professionally and carefully supported, both academically and emotionally. Thank you!

Virginia Hopkins, Parent