Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School
The Balanced Calendar: Learning with Less Interruption
The balanced calendar at Evergreen adds days to the beginning and end of the traditional school year. Those days are then spread throughout the year as “enrichment weeks,” during which families can enroll their children in unique enrichment sessions offered by Evergreen or just take a break with family.
Although students at Evergreen start earlier and end later than students at other schools, they have the same number of school days. They simply have more breaks throughout the year.
Education experts believe that a more continuous school schedule fosters learning and keeps students engaged. Shortening the long summer break helps students retain more information, and the added enrichment weeks throughout the school year give students an opportunity to experience and learn for a whole week outside the classroom.