SLA’s curriculum is informed by national, state, and local standards, and in many cases exceeds them. It is an amalgam of the top existing programs we have found and our own expertise and research. It is copiously cross-checked against state and national standards, including Common Core. There are certain stages in the intellectual development of children, well documented through research, that are not taken into account in the Common Core Standards as they now exist. Furthermore, we believe that it is important to introduce skills and ideas when children are developmentally ready to grasp them. Our geometry curriculum, for example, is highly advanced, and exceeds Common Core standards at every grade level, as does our science program. Our full curriculum is designed for a smooth transition to any school or program of study after a child’s time at SLA.