Course of Study

Our school's general education curriculum is based on the district's Course of Study, K-12 . In addition to meeting legal requirements, the Course of Study provides information about the district's educational programs and approved instructional materials. It also outlines state and district requirements, district cross-curricular programs, special education programs, student assessment, and more.

The Muir Difference 

At the elementary level, John Muir students benefit from a personalized learning environment, inquiry based science, music education, physical education instruction, and a separate lunch and play area.

At the middle level (6-8), in addition to our rigorous standards driven curriculum, students benefit from the counseling support focused on college and career readiness, and begin to explore post secondary options.


School and district policies require homework and outside reading on a regular basis. Each teacher has a homework policy that meets these requirements. Your child will bring home a copy of the policy for his or her classroom during the first few weeks of school.