Based on the research and work of the District Leadership Team, a K-12 committee comprised of teachers and administrators, the following are our homework guidelines for Orchard Hill Elementary School
We believe that the primary focus of school should be cultivating a love of learning. In very young learners, research has shown that formal homework does not have a substantial academic benefit. At Orchard Hill, we believe that time should be used to read nightly, with adult involvement. In addition, we believe that children should have developmentally appropriate experiences that promote social and emotional growth. Some examples are: active play, participation in after school activities, crafts and family time. Due to these beliefs, Orchard Hill does not assign formal homework.