The mathematics program combines the development of concepts, computation and application skills. Math instruction is based on a child's concrete experience, employing a variety of manipulative materials. The program moves from the concrete to the increasingly abstract in all strands in the upper elementary grades. Problem solving is a major objective of the math curriculum and students are given instruction and training how to work through the stages of problem solving. Special care is given to developing the thinking skills and logic of our young learners. The math curriculum teaches the students to understand the structure and language of mathematics in theoretical and real life situations. The elementary math program is accelerated and aims to prepare students for a rigorous curriculum in middle and high school.