1st - 5th Grade
Children in the Lower School are eager to explore, question, and seek to define the world around them. With each year of growth, they develop higher level thinking, problem-solving ability, engage in complex academic content, and experience more meaningful social relationships. Taking advantage of their enthusiasm, teachers create an enriched environment with a differentiated curriculum that challenges all children in meaningful and productive ways. Children spend time developing formal proficiencies in reading, language arts, math, science, foreign language, sports, wellness, and the arts.
Core values and life skills are an important focus in daily chapel and all aspects of school life. Children are encouraged to become independent learners and be responsible for their own behavior, mistakes, and successes.
- Gather for daily chapel services
- Join in the school-wide focus on life skills and social/emotional wellness
- Enjoy Buddy Program activities in upper and lower grades
- Attend weekly art, music, Spanish, and physical education classes
- Share in service projects and treasured holiday traditions
Lower School curriculum is founded in authentic real-life problems, scenarios, and challenges. Teachers design daily learning around student curiosities, games, and group discussion to maximize engagement. In these primary grades, students develop strategic thinking skills, learn to collaborate with their peers, and explore their role as an upstanding citizen.