grades 3-5 & 6-8

Middle mastery

At Primer, our mission for students in grades 3-5 and 6-8 is simple: equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary for success, wherever their journey takes them next.

Why Primer

We cultivate independent learners with a strong sense of purpose, preparing them for academic success and life beyond Primer.
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Personalized self-paced curriculum

Our curriculum is tailored to each student, allowing them to learn at their own pace in core academics, ensuring every student is actively engaged— no one is left behind and no one is held back.

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Agency and choice

At Primer, we focus on goals, not grades. Our approach is student-led, empowering them to take charge of their learning and develop a deeper understanding. By doing this, Primer kids are accountable to the goals they set for themselves.

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Passion-driven learning

Every afternoon at Primer is magic. We call this time Pursuits because this window is structured to give kids focused time to pursue the things that make them tick. With dedicated time for deeper learning driven by their interests, students are gaining real-world relevance and building important life skills.

A day at Primer

Our approach for grades 3-5 and 6-8 combines academic rigor, creative exploration, and personal growth. We aim to foster independence, purpose, and a passion for learning.


School dropoff


Mornings at Primer focus on core academics, with an emphasis on advanced literacy and math.


Lunch and recess


Afternoons are reserved for explorative project-based learning, where students delve into subjects that pique their interests, from robotics to arts to ancient civilizations, all while developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills.


School pickup

3:30-5:30 pm

Aftercare (optional)

Core academics
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Our literacy approach goes beyond foundational skills. Students engage with texts in a meaningful way – reading to understand, then discussing, writing, and applying their knowledge in a variety of contexts. Literacy at Primer is not just about reading and writing; it's about thinking, debating, and learning.

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We build a solid foundation in mathematics, focusing on understanding concepts at a deeper level over memorization. Our approach ensures students grasp the 'why' and 'how' behind math, which prepares them for the complex challenges in advanced math and science.

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History & science

History and Science are integrated into project-based learning, offering students the flexibility to choose which courses they take based on their interests. To meet Primer’s academic requirements and set them up for success in high school and beyond, students will complete three history and three science courses each year. These courses cover a range of knowledge from robotics and physics, to ancient civilizations and financial literacy.

Project-based learning

Project-based learning at Primer is where curiosity meets education. It’s an opportunity for students to engage with real-world problems and interests, encouraging deeper learning and a practical understanding of how their lessons apply beyond the classroom.

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Mixed-age classrooms
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Primer’s mixed-age classrooms offer a unique environment where students learn at their own pace, benefiting from peer learning and social interaction. This approach allows us to separate students into small groups based on need, not age, making sure no one is left behind and no one is held back.

Teachers as leaders
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Primer educators are more than teachers; they're mentors, guides, and leaders. They know each child, understand their strengths and areas for growth, and build strong, lasting relationships that make a real difference in each student’s, and parent’s, educational journey.

What are your safety measures?
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At Primer, safety is our top priority. We implement thorough safety measures, including extensive background checks, clear emergency communication, and comprehensive staff training. To learn more about the safety measures at Primer, check out our blog.

Do you offer aftercare?
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Yes, we offer an aftercare program at all of our Microschools, running from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Our aftercare leaders are responsible for providing a safe, fun, and educational experience for all Primer kids.

How much time do students spend on screens?
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Students in grades 3-5 and 6-8 will be using their Chromebooks during the school day. Primer blends technology with education to redefine learning. Our team of engineers, designers, and educators work together to create entirely new kinds of experiences for our students.

How do you prepare my child for life after Primer?
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We prepare students for the real world. We focus on developing essential life skills that students can take with them outside of the classroom like setting personal goals, instilling a genuine love for learning and fostering meaningful relationships. We ensure that students not only leave with a solid academic foundation, but they are also equipped with a diverse skill set for life after Primer.

What is Primer's stance on bullying?
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Primer has a zero-tolerance policy towards bullying. We are deeply committed to providing all of our students with a safe, respectful, and nurturing environment. To learn more about our policy, check out our blog post here.

What makes a Primer Microschool unique?
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Our Microschools focus on small-group, student-centered learning, ensuring that every Primer kid gets the support they need and learns to work collaboratively. Each campus has a unique community where families can feel connected to their child's educational journey.

Start your Primer journey today

If you need additional information, or would like to speak with a team member to learn more about Primer, please reach out. We’re here to help.
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