What Makes La Cima Better? Different? Small Class Size Small student/teacher ratio Art, Music and African Dance & Drumming twice a week A focus on multiple cultures that is integrated in our Social Studies Program A Social Emotional Learning program that enables our scholars to identify who they are as learners A focus on building foundational reading and math skills 2:1 Technology model that enables scholars to have a laptop at home and one at school to extend learning outside of the classroom Skateboarding with the Chill Foundation Our fifth graders have the opportunity to participate in skateboarding thanks to our partnership with Chill, a positive youth development program where boardsports become a vehicle for empowerment. Fifth Grade Senior Trip During the spring of their fifth grade year, La Cima scholars take a culminating trip for their civic engagement work. Grow Getters Club Beginning in third grade, La Cima scholars have the opportunity to learn about gardening and put their knowledge into practice as they grow their own plants and flowers in our Grow Getters Club!