- About Mary Castle
- Performance Results
At Mary Castle Elementary School, students in grades one through five follow a curriculum based on the Indiana State Standards.
The language arts block in all classrooms is based on Balanced Literacy using the Reader's and Writer's Workshop approach, while Math is taught using the philosophy from Math Their Way and Math: A Way of Thinking providing students with the opportunity to move from the concept level to the abstract.
Incorporating trade books in Language Arts provides students with "high interest" topics while learning basic skills and concepts.
We believe that a daily program is of prime importance.
Therefore, we begin each day with a greeting by the principal and students over the public address system .
The daily schedule includes a language arts block, math, science/social studies, and a different special area class each day. Special Areas include, art, music, physical education, and Spanish.
Mary Castle is also one of four sites for the Elementary High Ability Program called STRETCH.