Millard Core Knowledge Program

Millard is proud to offer the Core Knowledge program at two elementary schools. The Millard Core Knowledge program provides cultural literacy through a sequential and challenging curriculum rooted in the E.D. Hirsch Core Knowledge Sequence and philosophy. The Core Knowledge Sequence consists of a body of widely used knowledge placed into the curriculum in a coherent and sequential design. The program develops rich reading and writing skills through the use of the Spalding Method, Shurley English, and phonics. This spiral also includes history and geography, science and health, music, visual arts, and language arts (poetry, idioms, reading, writing, and grammar).  The teacher-directed environment establishes high expectations through whole-group learning and fosters analytical thinking. Students are challenged through an in-depth and swiftly-paced curriculum which develops higher-level thinking skills and establishes a solid foundation to build upon. For more information, please contact Coordinator of Special Programs, Dr. Kara Hutton, at 402.715.8708 and  

Core Knowledge Schools in Millard

Millard offers the Core Knowledge program at Cather and Disney Elementary Schools. Core Knowledge has been at Cather Elementary since 1995. In 2015, the Core Knowledge Academy at Cather was recognized as a Core Knowledge Program School of Distinction. As a result of increased demand and the district's commitment to offer programs of choice, Core Knowledge expanded to Walt Disney Elementary in 2016. The Millard Core Knowledge program at Cather Elementary and Disney Elementary are option-enrollment programs offered by the Millard Public Schools. For more information, please contact the schools.

Cather Elementary

3030 S. 139th Street
Omaha, NE 68144
Phone: (402) 715-1315
Core Knowledge at Cather Brochure
Description of Core Knowledge at Cather Elementary


Disney Elementary 

5717 S. 112th Street
Omaha, NE 68137
Phone: (402) 715-2350
Core Knowledge at Disney Brochure
Description of Core Knowledge at Disney Elementary