Rigorous, academically integrated core curriculum includes mathematics, history & geography, language arts, environmental studies: Project PRESERVE, science, and Spanish language – offered through Socratic dialogue in a small, seminar-style classroom setting. The concepts, content, and approach to learning builds critical-thinking skills and confident leadership in girls. SFGS takes advantage of the relationships among academic disciplines as a way to demonstrate to the students how subjects overlap and inform one another and why each discipline they pursue in school is critical to a natural understanding the interconnectedness of the world.
For example, one acquires math skills as an indirect product of studying geography and mapping; a study of history must include an understanding of cultural systems, economics, environment, and geography, as well as current events. English and Spanish literacy build on one another; applied and fine arts foster the ability to perform exact measurement and calculation, as well as broaden understanding of historical context.
Watch our sixth grade girls learn math as they hand carve a traditional New Mexican wooden chest
This School does an amazing job. I have been teaching there 15 years and seen class after class of girls change into their own womanhood and power. It is the most thoughtful staff and curriculum I have ever encountered.
Joan Logghe, Poet-in-Residence/ President, NM Literary Arts