Academics

Lower School

Grades 1-4

Grades 1 through 4 comprise our Lower School division. Our program is designed to educate the whole child and to prepare children to master conceptual learning as well as basic skills. We believe that the pursuit of academic excellence is best supported through a diversified curriculum based on the developmental stages of children.

The core program, under the direction of the classroom teacher, includes the sequential and often integrated study of reading, language arts, mathematics, and social studies. This curriculum is designed to accommodate individual aptitudes through the appropriate use of small groups and personal attention.

Technology is incorporated in a developmentally appropriate way, both in the delivery of instruction and in the development of digital literacy. Special curriculum areas in science, art, music, Spanish, French, Mandarin, library, and physical education round out the program. Field trips and other experiences increase students’ awareness about neighborhood, community, and the greater world. Service learning and character education encourage students to become compassionate, responsible citizens who see service not as a requirement but as a way of life.

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