Core Knowledge Curriculum

At Core Knowledge Charter School, we teach the Core Knowledge curriculum, developed by E.D. Hirsch Jr., professor emeritus at the University of Virginia and author of many acclaimed books including Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know and The Schools We Need and Why We Don't Have Them.

Click on the Elementary and Middle School Core Sequence links below to view an outline of what is taught at each grade level.

 Elementary Core Knowledge Sequence (Grades K-5)

 Middle School Core Knowledge Sequence (Grades 6-8)

For more information about the Core Knowledge Sequence, visit the Core Knowledge Foundation website at

Direct Instruction

From Kindergarten through 5th Grade, we use Direct Instruction and small instructional groups as a proven methodology to teach and develop skill mastery in Math, Reading, Spelling and Written Language.

For more information about Direct Instruction, visit the Association for Direct Instruction website at

Annual Report

For a comprehensive account of our school's academic performance, please view our  2016-17 Annual Report (PDF).

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