In fifth grade, students take a big step academically with plenty of project-based learning around the foundations of government, economics, historical figures, automation, and robotics. There are creative learning units designed to get students collaborating and presenting their ideas, including the much-loved Changemakers unit. Before and after school, fifth grade students can choose to join a wide range of activities including Math Club, In Harmony Choir, Drama Club, Running Club, and more. Plus, fifth grade is when students get to participate in their very first grade-level Anchor Trip. Learn more about fifth grade curriculum, special classes, and typical daily schedule below.
Service Learning in Fifth Grade
At St. Paul's, we help students learn the value of serving others. Each grade level works with a community partner organization for embedded service projects throughout the year.
Fifth Grade Partner Organization - KC Pet Project
Fifth grade students help this organization by:
- Designing a website scavenger hunt featuring KC Pet Project's community impact
- Creating pet toys in the St. Paul's Maker Space
- Visiting the pet shelter in small groups
- Baking and donating dog treats
- Gathering and donating pet supplies
Fifth grade also participates in the spring fundraiser supporting our sister school in Haiti. Click here to earn more about our school-wide service projects.
Everyday at Chapel, students say the St. Paul's Community Pledge.
As a member of the St. Paul's community, I pledge to be honest, to respect others, to take responsibility for my actions and words, to be kind and inclusive, and to help others do the same.
These words reinforce the St. Paul's mission and values and help students focus on the day ahead.