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Academic Programs

3 students working on a project on the floorWe are very excited about our academic programs. We chose programs very carefully based on on evidence-based research, academic merits, and alignment with the mission and vision of our school.  To support our model of instruction, our programs and resources are in English and Spanish.
We use  in grades K-5, and in grades 6-8. These programs involve hands-on interactive activities and develop strong math thinking skills. In addition to these programs, we often use math games, Montessori materials, and projects. 
We use  from Columbia University Teachers' College Reading & Writing Project across the entire school. We also use  to supplement reading and writing instruction.  In addition, we use in grades K-3 to strengthen phonetic awareness and build strong decoding skills for our developing readers in English and  in Spanish.
Social Studies and Science at GBCS are often interdisciplinary and project based.  For Social Studies in grades 3-8 we have an interactive program, History Alive!. For Science in grades 6-8 we work with IQWST, 
Investigating and Questioning our World through Science and Technology. 
If you have any questions about our academic programs, please contact:
Hector Alvarez, Education Director
732-448-1052 ext 138