Wonder, Excitement & Adventure

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  • Welcome to the Grammar School!

    The Grammar years are times of wonder, excitement, and adventure as the students discover a world that is new to them. They begin with the wonder of letters that becomes the excitement of reading that leads them into adventures of the past, present, and future.

    The halls are often filled with the singing, laughing, cheering, chanting voices of excited children memorizing new information. They tell and re-tell stories of the past, and they write the stories of the present and the future, with creativity and flair. When they leave sixth grade, their heads and hearts are full of stories of the world.

    Grammar School is teachers, students, and parents. The teachers bring this new world to the students to reach the hearts of children with enthusiasm. But the added factor at Regents that is not often found in other places is the involvement of the parents. On any day during the school year, parents can be found in classrooms helping with projects, reading to the students, or supervising recess or lunch. Without their extra hands, heads, eyes, ears, and time, many things would not be accomplished.
The years of ABC's and 1,2,3's go quickly and life becomes more complicated, but there is great joy in the Grammar School years.

Our Curriculum

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  • Exciting, Engaging & Inspiring

The heart of the Grammar School curriculum is the traditional "3-Rs - Reading, Writing and ‘Rithmetic."  Using those basic tools, other aspects of the curriculum are readily accessible for exploration.  Some of those areas include, Bible, history, science, and fine arts appreciation.

Most days begin with Bible, the under-girding for the rest of the day.  Students study scripture, memorize scripture, sing scripture, and pray.  Some of the most enlightening discussions take place as teachers and students come under the authority of God's Word and character development takes place.

Grammar School curriculum is exciting, engaging, and inspiring.  It builds a strong base on which the Schools and Logic and Rhetoric can build.

Subjects:

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  • Reading

    Reading is taught out of a strong foundation of phonics that include more than the traditional one or two sounds that a letters makes and teaches students to be observant of the parts of words and how they are put together.  As the students begin this process and progress through the years, we use quality literature to support their development.  In this way we are developing appetites for well-written and well-loved literature.
  • Writing

    Writing, including the aspects of spelling, grammar, handwriting, and composition, is a critical piece in the formation of intelligent communicators.  Beginning with Shurley Grammar, the students learn the grammar and writing mechanics that will lead to strong writers.  In the early years the focus is on writing clear and expressive sentences.  The middle years those sentences are turned into strong and informative paragraphs, and during the latter years of Grammar School, those paragraphs become papers that communicate coherent ideas.
  • Math

    Grammar School math is more than memorizing formulas and fact families.  Designed around the renowned Singapore Math program, students learn the hows and whys of math, not just the operations.  This approach develops a logical way of thinking that leads to a strong love for math and the foundation to be successful in the higher math courses of the Upper School.
  • History

    History is a strong support for the core subjects and it gives the students a flavor of God's story of redemption as they explore ancient civilizations and how they gave rise to the world as we know it today.  Kindergarten starts with the story of who I am in the world that I know, followed by 1st grade's encounter with colonial America and 2nd grade's appreciation for living in Texas.  In the 3rd grade students embark on a six-year study of the development of Western civilization, helping them to develop a sense of where we came from and how they influenced who we are today.
  • Science

    The foundational principle of the Grammar School science curriculum is the development of curiosity about God's world.  Students do not study in books; they experience all aspects of the discipline of Science, developing skills in using the scientific method as a way of questioning and thinking.
  • Fine Arts

    Fine Arts appreciation gives the Grammar School student the opportunity to become "friends" with old masters, and great composers.  They learn how to study and appreciate great paintings and sculpture as well as recognizing and analyzing the works of great men of music.  Fine Arts in the Grammar School provides a way of thinking and learning to appreciate the works of those who have gone before us.

The Regents Science & Nature Center

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  • A Ten-Acre Sanctuary

    Then, as you wait only for a second, the sights and sounds of children exploring God's beauty make a final stamp on your heart. 

    The Regents Science and Nature Center, a ten-acre sanctuary, provides a living forum for students and families to learn about God's creation through interactive, hands-on experience. As one third grade student exclaimed, "I love this place!  It feels like I'm at camp"!

    Students exploring the RSNC learn to identify the rocks, trees, plants, insects, animals, and fish and keep a sketchbook of their discoveries.

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  • Plant Life

    One often finds a Regents student carrying home a bag full of vegetables and herbs from their class garden. But that is only part of the experience at the nature center. 
    The Plant life center includes a Training Room, the Nature Exchange, Greenhouse and Butterfly Pond along with the following areas tended by each Grammar School class:
    • Student gardens for Grades K-6
    • SAT gardens for upper school Students, Administration and Teachers
    • Butterfly Gardens
    • Compost Bins
    • Herb Gardens
    • Grapevine Arbor
    The Training Room houses a variety of tools and supplies for gardening and study. The Nature Exchange is a trading post for exchanging and exhibiting student nature treasures.
  • Pond Life

    Pond life at the science and nature center demonstrates all aspects of life through various rates of water flow.

    The pond life area spans a 40,000 gallon pond scape which includes a waterfall, stream, koi pond, bog and Texas native pond. In addition, the area is landscaped with wildlife and grass gardens, wildflower and desert gardens and a native woods area with hopes of becoming a wildlife habitat.

    With green fishing net in hand, everyone loves to visit the Nature Center pond!  And specifically, all the intricate wonders of pond life are woven throughout our fourth grade curriculum.
  • Amphitheater

    A little imagination and a lot of parent hands created an outdoor theater situated around an old farm house fireplace. We often have a feeling of being on the campground.

    Chimney Rock Amphitheater and Presentation Center is an active spot for school chapel, drama presentations, mini concerts and ho downs! It also includes a Reading Tree, Picnic Area and Fireplace for those marshmallow roasts after a chilly Regents Knight football game!  Keep walking past the round pen and you will discover Chimney Rock Path, an adventure over the river and through the woods...it eventually connects with the Wild flower and Birdhouse Path which gives way to sights and sounds of hundreds of wildflowers and purple martins every spring.
  • 4-H Program

    Students are excited to experience life on a farm, in the middle of the city.  4-H students care for various animals, create homegoods and artwork, cook, and develop skills in the creative arts.

    It's More Than Just A Club!

    Regents 4-H is a community of young people learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.  4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering.  In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders, and help shape their communities.

    4-H gives students a chance to pursue their own interest - from building rockets to raising animals to photography.  They go places - to camp, to state and national conferences.  They learn to be leaders and active citizens.
It doesn't take long to fall in love with this place as you meander down the "Wildflower/Birdhouse" path, cross over the "Blessing" Bridge only to be greeted by the "Bullfrog and Butterfly" Pond.

Notice of Non-Discriminatory Policy

Regents School of Austin does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational, admission, financial aid or employment policies, or any other programs administered by the school.