Elementary School (Grades K-6)


Campbell Hall is a community of inquiry that inspires its students, faculty, staff, administrators, and parents to explore the world with open hearts and curious minds. We strive to create an inclusive learning community in which all voices are heard, respected, and valued and to work against bias in all its forms. Through the framework of anti-bias education, students are encouraged to explore and value their own identities as well those of the broader world.

At each grade level, Campbell Hall students are challenged academically and personally to learn and grow. Our program is designed to teach students the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will best prepare them for success in a global society. We believe students learn best in an environment that challenges them to reach beyond what they know to solve problems using the skills they have learned.

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  • Core Subjects: Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies

    The elementary school core curriculum provides young learners with a carefully planned, sequential, and integrated course of study consisting of language arts, math, science, and social studies. Classrooms are rich with student-centered, cross-curricular, inquiry-based problem solving activities designed to enable students to explore their own potential, as well as learn and grow in a challenging yet supportive environment. Learn more by visiting our curriculum page.
  • Social Emotional Learning

    CH-STEAMThe elementary school program serves to meet the developmental needs of all students through strengthening students’ emotional intelligence skills with particular focus on mindfulness, self-awareness, emotional management, responsible decision-making, and healthy interpersonal relationships.

    Students in grades K-6 meet with Human Development faculty, along with their classroom teachers, to practice these skills using a variety of techniques including small group conversation and activities. Students also engage in Council Practice during which they share personal experiences and stories, fostering attentive listening and authentic expression.

    The TOOLBOX© program introduces students to 12 tools that further support social emotional learning by building resilience, self-mastery, and empathy.

    Mindfulness instruction is also offered in elementary school through high school to help students reduce stress, strengthen attention, deepen self-awareness, and increase compassion for self and others.
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)

    CH-STEAM1CH-STEAM2We have a commitment to STEAM subjects as drivers of innovation. In order for students to explore STEAM, it is important to focus on the underlying scientific process skills; investigating, analyzing and reporting, observing and questioning, and reflecting on broader concepts. These skills empower children to articulate thoughts into questions and solve complex problems.

    They also help make the connection between scientific (“let’s find out”) and innovative (“what if”) thinking with the arts. Our technology and science labs, as well as our art and dance studios, are just a few of the spaces that offer students opportunities to explore and integrate practices across disciplines.
  • Lab Science

    lab scienceThe elementary school science lab curriculum engages children in joyful discovery and experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develops foundational skills, and sparks a lifelong love of learning. We promote and believe in the fundamental value of play, encouraging and connecting children to inspirational experiences and ideas in science, technology, mathematics, art, and engineering. This comprehensive and collaborative approach helps to promote critical thinking and problem solving, to think ethically and empathically, and to generate innovative reasoning and ideas.
  • Technology

    Technology at CHThe technology program is supported by a robust curriculum that enhances classroom instruction while preparing students for the 21st century learning environment. Each grade level thoughtfully integrates technology with projects, curriculum, and a variety of activities to enrich learning. Students utilize various technology tools and devices throughout their day such as iPads and laptops. Interactive “SMART” technology is extensively employed in the elementary grades. Classroom sets of iPads are used in grades K-2, while grades 3-6 have a 1:1 iPad program.

    Areas of focus include:
    • Animation and moviemaking
    • Coding and programming
    • Computer science
    • Computer skills
    • Design
    • Digital art
    • Digital citizenship and online safety
    • Keyboarding
    • Systems thinking
  • Visual Arts

    visual artsThe goal of the elementary school visual arts program at Campbell Hall is to expose our students to as many different styles, media, and aesthetic concepts as possible; to introduce them to the language of art and to encourage their personal creative interpretations. A variety of studio art projects are closely integrated into classroom units of study, and others are focused on art as a personal expressive medium. Basic elements such as color, line, shape, form, and visual unity are introduced and emphasized throughout.
  • Music

    musicThe integrated and sequential music curriculum throughout the elementary school years combines music literacy, appreciation, participation, and performance. All children learn the basics of rhythm, melody, harmony, note-reading, and composition. Children participate in a rich variety of musical experiences which includes singing and exploring instruments. The Campbell Hall Elementary School Chorus is a strong part of our music curriculum for grades 3-6. It affords young singers the opportunity to learn good vocal production and performance skills.
  • World Language

    SpanishThe elementary school world language program provides culturally responsive pedagogy to further develop an appreciation for cultural diversity. The world language teacher collaborates with the secondary school world language department and direct instruction in the Spanish language begins weekly with grades 3 and 4 while students in grades 5 and 6 have Spanish instruction every other day.
  • Library Skills

    LibraryThe Ahmanson Library maintains a wide range of fiction and nonfiction books as well as periodicals and online resources. Librarians work in conjunction with the classroom teachers to provide materials that support and enhance classroom programs. Students are introduced to databases, online resources, research skills, and information and media literacy.
  • Physical Education + Movement

    “PECampbell Hall values the connection between mind and body. Physical education develops wellness and helps students understand the relationship between human movement and cognitive learning. Physical education classes embody carefully sequenced and developmentally appropriate games, fitness, sports, and health curriculum.

    All students in grades 4-6 are welcome to participate in the following interscholastic competitive team sports. Students are placed on teams depending on their skill level in order to be appropriately challenged.
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    Movement education is offered to students in grades K-2 as a part of the physical education curriculum. It helps students understand, learn, and develop basic dance skills as well as basic dance terminology in several forms and styles of dance. Students are exposed to dance combinations and movement in ballet, jazz, hip hop, musical theater, Latin, folk/world dance, and ballroom.
  • Class Presentations

    experiential educationClass presentations are based on the curriculum studied in grades 1-6 and are presented annually. They underscore curricular themes and provide opportunities for performing arts, visual arts, and creative writing. Writing celebrations in grades K-5 allow students to showcase their writing portfolio to their families and friends.
  • Experiential Education

    experiential educationCampbell Hall recognizes that in order to educate students both intellectually and emotionally, the school must explore those areas of learning which stimulate the processes of self-discovery. The Experiential Education program, which begins in grade 4, nurtures values of cooperative learning, individual and group responsibility, and security in a natural environment.

    Grade 4: Sacramento and Coloma Outdoor Discovery School
    Grade 5: Astrocamp
    Grade 6: Pali Institute
  • Student Council

    Student Council initiates an experience in self-government beginning with elected 4th and 5th grade representatives and culminating with 6th grade students in leadership roles. The Student Council provides opportunities for students to develop leadership and communication skills, to personally invest themselves in programs in the elementary school, and to serve in their school and local community.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Curriculum

    diversity, equity, and inclusion in the curriculum The elementary school uses the Social Justice Standards as a roadmap for anti-bias education. The standards are organized into four domains: Identity, Diversity, Justice, and Action (IDJA). The IDJA domains originated from Louise Derman-Sparks’ four goals for anti-bias education in early childhood. As we prepare our students for today’s world we must not merely educate, but demonstrate and proclaim the unique worth and beauty of all human beings as creations of a loving, empowering God. Students will express pride, confidence, and healthy self-esteem without denying the value and dignity of other people. Students learn to approach diversity with respect, understanding, empathy, and connection. Students are taught to recognize unfairness on the individual level, and injustice at the systemic level. Students will learn how to speak up with courage and respect when they or someone else has been hurt or wronged by bias.

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  • A Kindergarten Day

    Sample Kindergarten Schedule
    View a sample of a typical kindergarten day here.

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  • Childcare and After-School Programs

    Childcare and After-School Programs
    Childcare and Before/After-School Programs are open to K-6 students, providing an opportunity for extended play and participation in a wide variety of programs. Learn more here.

Elementary School At-A-Glance

4533 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Studio City, CA 91607
Phone 818.980.7280

Campbell Hall is an independent, Episcopal, K-12 all gender day school. We are a community of inquiry committed to academic excellence and to the nurturing of decent, loving, and responsible human beings.

Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

Campbell Hall admits students of any race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletics and other school-administered programs.
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