The language arts program balances thinking, listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and aims to cultivate in students an enthusiasm for language-based activities. The reading program strives to foster a love of reading, broaden students’ appreciation of literature, and expand their general body of knowledge. The writing program is designed to help students take risks and to see themselves as authors. Children frequently meet together and with teachers to edit and share their writing. At all levels, proper sentence structure, phonetic rules, punctuation, and clarity of ideas are emphasized.