Fourth Grade

Embracing a Growth Mindset

By the time students arrive in fourth grade, they have developed a wide range of academic and social skills. The goals at this stage are to continue building and deepening their skillset, continue growing into independent learners, embracing a growth mindset, building leadership skills, and reflecting on who they are as learners and community members. Students are given more responsibility in order to develop self-management skills and become more independent. Through differentiation and a focus on equity, we aim to meet students where they are at and make sure each child has what they need to be successful.


"Academics is a major part of our daughter’s learning experience. However, just as important to our family was the social development towards becoming a well rounded citizen and community member. Our kids are socialized into a culture of kindness, safety, and the opportunity to appreciate service." -Westside Parent
3 4th grade girls looking at a map and pointing at it


  • Leadership: Wolfest
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Podcast Debates
  • Literature Circles
  • Washington State Geography
  • Overnight Trips




Meghan Harshman

Meghan Harshman

4th Grade Teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, 3rd & 4th Grade Team Facilitator
Ryan Rainbolt

Ryan Rainbolt

4th Grade Teacher
Casey Martin

Casey Martin

Instructional Assistant
Gina Griffiths

Gina Griffiths

Lower School Art Teacher, Instructional Assistant