At 2nd Nature Academy, it is our belief that all learners thrive in an environment where they are encouraged to inquire and explore. Similar to all programs, our elementary program (grades 1-4) is deeply rooted in inquiry and problem-based learning. It is skills based, integrated and multi-sensory. The curriculum focuses on social-emotional wellness, interpersonal skills, and conflict resolution. In addition, there is strong emphasis placed on cooperative learning, community outreach, and environmental awareness and responsibility. As with every grade level, critical thinking skills that are age and developmentally appropriate are developed within the classroom. The elementary program is designed to serve as the framework for specific content taught, which may also be influenced by student and teacher interest, school wide activities and current events.