4th Grade


Laura Crabtree Sanchez

Rebecca Leff

Walking into 4th grade, visitors are always taken by students’ engagement in living history. From the challenges of the Plymouth Pilgrims through the struggles of the American Revolution, the students learn about American history by acting as real people from the past. They dress up as seventeenth-century Englishmen and travel across the Atlantic aboard the Mayflower before hosting the first Thanksgiving dinner. They examine the skills and details of eighteenth-century colonial trades while considering the effects of these professions on society as a whole. They organize the town’s economy by debating taxation and they consider the stormy challenges of independence from Great Britain. The children return to the time period, learn about the positives and negatives of events of the past, and consider their effects on the world today.

Special subjects

All students at Quest Academy benefit from a robust learning experience that extends beyond the core classes of math, science, language arts, and social studies.  By incorporating special subjects into their weekly schedule, students develop specific skill sets, new methods for engaging with material, and make cross-curricular connections that are both intentional in the Quest curriculum as well as uniquely discovered by each child. 

Special Subject Teachers

Lisa Diones - Lower School Science

Grades 1-5

Andrea Matta - Lower School Spanish Teacher

Grades Kindergarten - 5

Brenda Jurewicz - Maker Space Teacher & Librarian

Grades K-4

Mrs. Jurewicz directs our Quest Maker Space and our Learning Resource Center

Gary Mann - Lower School Art Teacher
Lorena Diaz - Lower School Physical Education Teacher

Mrs. Diaz teaches students from Junior Kindergarten through 4th grade.

Annabel Hasty - Music and Computer Science/AI Teacher

Mrs. Hasty teaches general music to students from Preschool through 4th grade.  In addition she is bringing computer science and artificial intelligence classes to students once a week.

Deanna Armentrout - Lower School Drama Teacher

Mrs. Armentrout teaches Drama to grades Preschool through 4th grade.