The Elementary School Years


The elementary school years, kindergarten through fifth grade, are a critical time for the academic, social, and physical growth of your child. At the beginning of their elementary school journey students learn the basic building blocks of literacy and numeracy to support the acquisition of more sophisticated skills in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. A focus on critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration, and citizenship (what we call the �Five Cs�) will also be evident throughout your child�s educational experience in Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Beginning in elementary school, students will be introduced to a wide variety of careers and career pathways and engage in career-related experiential learning activities. Teachers and school counselors will also work to support your child�s social emotional development.

Your interest and involvement in your child�s education are critical to your child�s academic achievement. We are excited to join you as partners in providing the best possible education for your child.