Why Do We Incorporate STEAM?

STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Walton Academy was one of the first elementary schools in Eastern, NC to implement these lessons into our curriculum. These may seem like ordinary school subjects, but together these lessons promote higher order thinking skills through hands-on learning. There are all sorts of projects our students […]

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4 Reasons Why Music and Art is in Our Curriculum

Art and music are everywhere, yet many schools have debated if they still need these classes in their curriculums. Walton Academy teaches art and music at every grade level because we feel it is still very much important for children to learn. Not only is it a creative outlet, but kids can develop mentally and […]

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Hands-On Learning In Adolescence

When children have the opportunity to learn visually and practice hands-on learning, several advantages are involved. This type of learning aids in children’s mental, emotional, and psychological development. Adolescents’ neurological skills are likely to be enhanced when they are enrolled in art classes, fostering creative expression and problem solving skills. When children are visually engaged, […]

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The Importance of Afterschool Programs

Afterschool Programs School is a place where we educate our children. They spend a large portion of their early lives in the classroom. School represents 175-180 days and between 900-1,000 hours of classroom activity. While time spent during these hours of instruction are spent on teaching subject intensive material, many individuals can overlook the importance […]

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The Impact Of An Effective Teacher

There is a big difference between a highly qualified teacher and a highly effective teacher. At Walton Academy, we can proudly say our teachers have both qualities. An effective teacher can have a lasting effect on your children and their achievements later on in life. We pride ourselves on finding great teachers who improve the […]

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Importance Of Math Skills In Early Childhood

Math skills taught during early childhood is the foundation needed to succeed in elementary school and beyond. Math is a fundamental part of our lives and it is unfortunate that math is nearly absent in American preschools and kindergarten classes. One study calculated that at preschools where children spent six hours a day, math gets […]

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Science Is Important In Early Childhood Education

Science is crucial to early childhood education because it has led us to invent new technologies and theories we have in today’s world. Without science, we would have electricity, meaning no internet, phones, tablets, social media. None of that would exist without science. Science is based on curiosity along with asking questions and creating hypotheses […]

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2019-2020 Kindergarten Class Walton Welcome

Walton Academy welcomes Mr. Conner to the 2019-2020 Kindergarten Class!  When he grows up, he wants to be a dad!  Here are just a few of Conner’s favorite things: His favorite color is blue. His favorite food is mac and cheese. His favorite song is Ice, Ice, Baby by Vanilla Ice. Welcome Conner! We are proud and […]

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Foreign Language at a Young Age

At Walton Academy, we have an extensive curriculum for our K-5 program. Our students learn in an innovative environment that promotes learning, creativity, and self-improvement. We understand that a child’s development starts at a young age. We want to provide our students with an environment that encourages them to be their best. Every classroom is […]

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Building Skills in Elementary School

As your child enters elementary school, they will be diving deeper into the curriculum and learning more and more each day. It is important to keep up with your child’s skills both at school and at home. We would like to offer you some tips to help build your child’s skills as they enter and […]

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