Third Grade

In-depth exposure to social studies and literature

In Calvert’s 3rd Grade curriculum, your child will explore literature and develop skills for organizational writing, all while delving into new concepts such as mythology and art history. Calvert’s 3rd Grade curriculum also features Smiling Hill Farm, a classic but rare children’s book that is reprinted exclusively for Calvert as your child’s first piece of literature to read on his or her own. Social studies lessons will center around how communities form and work together.


Students use problem-solving and visual representations to interpret data, create tables and graphing, add and subtract like and unlike fractions and mixed numbers, express decimals as fractions and mixed numbers, measure angles, and find area and perimeter.

Language Arts

Composition lessons help students further develop writing and reinforce spelling skills. Students are introduced to ancient mythology to foster literature appreciation. Smiling Hill Farm, a classic, but rare, children’s book reprinted exclusively for Calvert, is the first novel students read on their own. It is supplemented by story anthologies.


Life cycles, ecosystems, matter, force, motion, and astronomy, health, and mineralogy are studied.

Social Studies

Students begin a more formal study of social studies, focusing on communities.


Students learn to identify hemispheres, continents, and oceans. They gain an understanding of longitude, latitude and symbols on maps and graphs.


Spreadsheets, graphing, and presentation skills are employed throughout subjects.


Students learn techniques in drawing, perspective, and color.

Course content subject to change.

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