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3rd - 5th Grade

Teachers will build on basic skills students learned in earlier grades to help students apply higher-level thinking to all subjects. Improved reading comprehension opens doors to a deeper understanding of ideas, topics and events. Socially, children begin to internalize values like respect and cooperation, and learn more personal responsibility. Most importantly, students will build the skills they need to succeed in middle school.

3-5 Curriculum

English Language Arts
3-5 Curriculum

English Language Arts

English Language Arts

During the upper-elementary years, there’s a comprehension switch that happens in your child’s brain. They move from learning to read to reading to learn. As fluency improves, students learn to apply a variety of comprehension skills to texts, including making inferences and drawing conclusions. They write more complex stories, essays, and poetry, while learning important grammar skills that will contribute to their writing style. Our teachers use tools in line with state standards and ELA best practices to support instruction.

3-5 Curriculum



In third through fifth grade, students build on their understanding of addition, subtraction, and place value to extend their thinking to multiplication, division, and fraction concepts. Our curriculum actively engages students in learning experiences that foster critical thinking and a deep understanding of mathematics through the use of visual models and real-world problem solving.

3-5 Curriculum



A child’s love of science and engineering can really bloom between third and fifth grades as they have an opportunity to dig deeper into life science, physical science, and earth and space science. Children will have the ability to apply their learning to the real-life applications of technology and engineering, while continuing to develop key practices such as communication and collaboration that will support them throughout their education.

Social Studies
3-5 Curriculum

Social Studies

Social Studies

A child’s awareness and interest in the world around them begins to expand in the years before middle school. They study the values and principles of American democracy, and their responsibilities as citizens. They learn about the structures and functions of government, economics, human systems and the birth of our nation by exploring their state’s history from settlement to the modern world and American History from indigenous communities to the Revolutionary War. They also explore the world’s countries and continents by examining the past and making connections to our present, learning how we are both similar and different to those in our own communities and around the world.

3-5 Curriculum



Students study art, music, physical education and technology.

Grade-level Placement

Ensuring every scholar succeeds is our goal. Using a grade-level placement assessment helps us place your child in the grade that best meets their academic needs. After acceptance, Pembroke Academy staff will reach out to you to schedule a grade-level assessment. 

Here are some tips to help your child have a positive assessment experience:
  • Take time to review the sample practice assessment with them.
  • Make sure they get a good night’s rest.
  • Lay out their clothes the night before.
  • Set an alarm to give yourself plenty of time to get ready.
  • Eat a meal or snack before the assessment.
  • Arrive early for the assessment so you’re not rushed.
  • Have fun!

We're More than Academics

We promote an enriched learning environment because it's a significant part of what differentiates us. We bring virtues such as respect, perseverance, compassion, and courage to every detail of our academic focus. These characteristics are essential to the success of young students today — and to the adults they become tomorrow. 

  • We created a curriculum specifically around Moral Focus.
  • We celebrate a “virtue of the month” every month.
  • Our students create a class contract where students agree how to treat their teacher and each other.
  • Students are recognized and celebrated for how they live out Moral Focus every day.


The entire staff at Pembroke is committed to the education and development of each student. I could not ask for anything more!

Monthly Virtues

Wisdom Badge


Use good judgment to make decisions

Respect Badge


Treat others the way you want to be treated

Gratitude Badge


Appreciate the kindness and generosity of others

Self-control badge


Manage your emotions and behavior to stay calm

Perseverance Badge


Persist through difficulties until you reach your goal

Courage Badge


Despite fear, do what you believe is right

Encouragement badge


Motivate others to have confidence in themselves

Compassion Badge


Help and care for others during times of need

Integrity Badge


Do what is right, honorable, and good

Confidence Leads to Student Excellence

Pembroke Academy gives every child the right challenges at the the right time. This allows us to create an enriched learning environment that raises both expectations and academic excellence. When this environment is combined with moral focus, parental partnership, and student responsibility, the end result is really just the beginning toward a lifetime of success.

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Imagine a school dedicated to giving your child the best possible education, where students get the attention they need, and where virtues are a part of every day.

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