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 and problem solving abilities, develop skills to engage more deeply in complex academic content, and experience more meaningful social relationships and friendships which last a lifetime. Taking advantage of their enthusiasm, teachers create an enriched environment with a differentiated curriculum that seeks to challenge all children in meaningful and productive ways. Children spend increasingly more time developing formal proficiencies in reading, language arts, math, science, foreign language, sports, wellness and the arts.
Core values, called life skills, are an important focus in not only a daily chapel, but throughout all aspects of school life. All children are encouraged to strive for personal best, to become independent learners, and to become increasingly responsible for their own learning, behavior, mistakes, and successes.
All Lower School students and teachers:
- Gather for daily and all school chapel services
- Join in the school-wide focus on Life Skills
- Enjoy activities with "Buddy Classes"
- Share in service projects and treasured holiday traditions