Cipriani Elementary School works hard to surpass the academic guidelines established by the state of California by providing a challenging and engaging curriculum for our students. The Belmont-Redwood Shores School District core curriculum standards for each grade are listed to the left with active links to the Common Core State Standards that have been adopted for the upcoming school year. The California Department of Education website offers a wealth of information for parents, students, and staff. Please take a look at what is in store for your child this academic school year. 


We are transitioning to the California Science Standards at Cipriani in all grade levels. Here is a resource that provides more information about the shifts in science education taking place during this exciting time.

English Language Development

English Language Development: Content Standards

The English–Language Arts Content Standards for California Public Schools (1998) and the Reading/Language Arts Framework for California Public Schools (1999), both adopted by the State Board of Education, define what all students in California, including students learning English as a second language, are expected to know and be able to do. The English-language development (ELD) standards are designed to supplement the English–language arts content standards to ensure that English language learners (EL) students  develop proficiency in both the English language and the concepts and skills contained in the English–language arts content standards.

The Common Core State Standards will work in concert with the EL standards to ensure a comprehensive instructional program for all students.

California ELD standards

Common Core State Standards

Kindergarten CCSS

First Grade CCSS

Second Grade CCSS

Third Grade CCSS

Fourth Grade CCSS

Fifth Grade CCSS