Foundation for Learning

  • Fremont School District 79 believes in a child-centered curriculum that focuses on reading, writing, thinking, speaking, listening, calculating, and problem-solving. A strong emphasis is placed on using developmentally appropriate teaching strategies that actively engage children in the learning process. Both whole and small group instruction are provided in all classroom settings. Learning excursions (i.e. field trips), which support units of curriculum, are used as another teaching tool to help children make connections to real-world experiences. All classrooms are grouped heterogeneously to accommodate students’ strengths, learning styles, and academic abilities. Students have the opportunity to develop close friendships by working with other students in the same class, grade, or even from another grade level.

Classroom Structure Options

  • The following classroom structures are being offered for the 2021-22 school year:

    • Single age: This option is offered at all grade levels.
    • Loop: This program is an option for incoming first graders.
    • 1/2 Multiage: This is an option for incoming first graders.
    • 3/4 Multiage: This is an option for incoming third graders.
    • Team teaching: This is an option for incoming second through fifth graders.

    Please contact Principal Stefan Ladenburger at sladenburger@fsd79.org or Associate Principal Cathy Park at cpark@fsd79.org with questions about the various class options offered at Fremont School District 79.

    A preference form will be sent to all parents via email in the spring. This form will need to be filled out if parents are interested in having their child included in any of the above options. Completion of the form serves as a preference and not a guarantee of placement. Balanced classrooms are the priority when developing class placements. A lottery system may be used if there is more interest than spots available. 

Understanding Options

  • There are many wonderful options for students attending class in Fremont School District 79. Below are brief descriptions of each type of classroom structure. For further questions, please contact Principal Stefan Ladenburger at sladenburger@fsd79.org or Associate Principal Cathy Park at cpark@fsd79.org.

    Single Age Classes (All Grade Levels)

    • Ages of the students in the class span one grade level
    • New teacher each year
    • New peer relationships can be developed each year
    • Teacher and parents form a relationship throughout the year

    Loop Class (Offered for first graders only)

    • Ages of the students in the class span one grade level
    • Students remain with the same peers and teacher for two years
    • Teachers are able to begin their second year of instruction already understanding a child’s learning style
    • Teacher and parents form a relationship over two years

    Multiage Class (Offered for first and third graders)

    • Age of the students in the class span two grade levels
    • Students remain with the same teacher for two years
    • Teachers are able to begin their second year of instruction already understanding a child's learning style
    • All students have the opportunity to become leaders to younger students during their second year in the classroom
    • Teacher and parents form a relationship over two years

    Team Taught (Offered in second through fifth grade) 

    • All of the students in the class span one grade level
    • Classroom space is comprised of two single classrooms combined to become one larger classroom
    • Two teachers are in the classroom
    • Teacher and parents form a relationship throughout the year