Student Schedule

Below is a sample schedule for HLA – Morris Park scholars. Class schedules vary from grade to grade.

7:10-7:40 Breakfast
7:40-8:00 Morning Meeting
8:00-9:00 Reading Groups
Late morning Spanish, Music, P.E., or Choice Time
9:50-10:15 Recess
10:15-10:50 Writing
10:50-11:30 Lunch – Staggered by Grade
11:30-11:45 Quiet Reading / Choice Time
11:45-12:45 Math
12:45-1:20 Movement, P.E., Art, or Choice Time
1:20-1:55 Science / Social Studies
1:55-2:20 Recess
2:20-2:50 Writing
2:50-3:15 Closing Meeting / Dismissal


How This Schedule Supports Learning

We intentionally developed the schedule to support student learning and development, for example:

Balanced Literacy

This includes instruction in phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Students have daily opportunities to think deeply about books as a whole class, in a small guided reading group, and independently.

Writer’s Workshop

Our scholars write every day, giving them the knowledge, skills and habits of successful writers. They also have the opportunity to try their hand at different types of writing (expository, narrative, and persuasive) throughout the year. 


In kindergarten, scholars begin exploring mathematical concepts using a variety of materials and techniques, and are exposed to many different types of problems.  Our math curriculum introduces the scholars to a topic and then builds upon that concept as new ones are introduced.

Longer Day

A longer school day provides more time to delve deeper into complex topics of exploration, build literacy and numeracy skills, and foster meaningful relationships within classroom communities.

Special Classes

All of our scholars take special classes such as music, art, and Spanish. These classes allow our scholars to discover interests at a young age and are an essential part of a well-rounded education. Every scholar sees each specialist on a three-day rotating schedule.