Students in all grades pursue projects of their own choosing. This open curriculum is designed to motivate students while promoting creativity and independence in the Woodshop. In their early years students are taught to safely use the most basic tools, such as the sanding block, hand drill, hammer, coping saw and rasp.
Another difference between younger grades and The Unit is Arts Electives, an intensive study that meets once a week for an hour and a half. The longer class time allows students to gain a deeper focus in their areas of interest. In the fall, students select their top choices for each trimester in the areas of Art, Music, Woodworking, and Film Studies.
Fayerweather’s physical education program encourages children to find their own level of commitment and excellence. Activities that build coordination, promote exercise and develop sportsmanship are key elements to the curriculum. Classes take place in the gym, on the playground, and for older children, at Rafferty Park playing fields.