Fifth-grade students are building a strong foundation, defining their skills and talents and encouraged to become inquisitive and collaborative learners.
Academy V provides an academically rigorous curriculum preparing students for the transition from traditional elementary to our middle school program.
Students experience small classes including one lead teacher and one assistant in their homeroom for core subjects. They move classrooms to learn from different teachers for science and history. Throughout the week, students learn from subject matter experts, inspiring them to consider what electives they may want to explore further in their middle school years. Although the academic program is preparatory, all students are supported with foundational skills in organizational thinking and are provided opportunities for leadership, service, and athletics.
Our core commitment values are derived from our Portrait of a Graduate Traits. We model and live these out in our daily interactions and community life.
The Tall Ships
The tall ships field trip to San Pedro is part of the culmination of students' literature studies. Students read "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," by C.S. Lewis (book five in the Chronicles of Narnia) and are able to experience the beauty of these magnificent vessels firsthand.
Performing arts opportunities are part of the Academy V experience as students can participate in annual stage productions that teach them confidence, acting, musical and dance skills. They perform live on stage in the Bedrosian Pavilion in front of family, faculty and staff in attendance.
Overnight class retreats provide opportunities for students to deepen friendships, explore new opportunities, adventure, personal growth, and strengthen their spiritual walk. Outdoor adventures at nearby locations to the OCS campus are the ideal place for class retreats.
100 Days of School
An annual tradition, the 100 Days of School Project gives Acadmey V students an opportunity to blend their creativity with their academic knowledge. Students select from a variety of topics such as sports, entertainment, science, the environment, and others to research their topic and present their finding in a visual display.
The study of marine life would not be complete without a trip to the renown Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. With its interactive learning areas, and one-of-a-kind exhibits, students get an up close opportunity to see their textbooks come to life while marvelling at the beauty of life under the ocean!
Along with our fourth-graders, our Academy V students enjoy a fun day in October when the annual Harvest Festival is celebrated. Students don their creative costumes and spend a day having fun with three-legged sack races, face painting, games and competitions, and, of course, lots of yummy treats and candy!