Building on the foundation laid in kindergarten, the elementary years are used to anchor the basic principles of phonetic reading as well as writing and mathematics. In the lower grades, there is a strong focus on comprehension and practical application. The student is also introduced to the basics in grammar and continues to develop his skills in science, history, and spelling. In the upper grades, these skills are fine tuned, preparing the student for junior and senior high school. Throughout the elementary grades the students are involved in music, art, and foreign languages.