About the Primary School

We are delighted to provide a quality educational program that challenges, nurtures and supports children in all developmental areas. Each classroom setting instills in children a love of learning. 

The Reading Workshop

The Reading Workshop framework allows for students to gain the benefits of reading by self-selection, self-pacing and time spent reading and sharing books. The classroom teacher demonstrates how to explore text and supports student-led discussion groups. Students gain the knowledge to understand text on multiple levels and respond to it thoughtfully.

Learn more about the Reading Workshop.

The Writing Workshop

Writing Workshop is designed for use in all grade levels. Each grade level has specific units of study tailored to meet developmental and curricular needs. Students have a large amount of choice in their topic and style of writing. 

Learn more about the Writing Workshop.

EnVisions Math

The Hudson Falls Primary School uses the Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley enVisionMATH program. The enVisionMATH program is a core curriculum for students in kindergarten through grade 6. The program seeks to help students develop an understanding of math concepts through problem-based instruction, small-group interaction, and visual learning with a focus on reasoning and modeling.

View a grade-by-grade listing of study topics.

Character Education

Character education is a learning process that enables students and adults in a school community to understand, care about and act on core ethical values such as respect, justice, civic virtue and citizenship, and responsibility for self and others. Upon such core values, we form the attitudes and actions that are the hallmark of safe, healthy and informed communities that serve as the foundation of our society. 

Monthly themes

  • September: Respect
  • October: Self-control
  • November: Acceptance
  • December: Generosity
  • January: Cooperation
  • February: Friendship
  • March: Honesty & Courage
  • April: Responsibility
  • May: Compassion & Kindness
  • June: Citizenship