Lower School Academics
At the Lower Schools, reading, mathematics, science, and social studies are taught within the structure of a traditional grade-level program that is regularly enhanced by interdisciplinary units of instruction that often incorporate the Specialist Programs - Art, Music, Spanish, Physical Education, Drama, and Information Literacy and Technology - as well.
The Lower Schools have a Curriculum Guide which is designed to establish challenging grade-level expectations and specific objectives to be achieved per subject. The teachers are encouraged and committed to teach to the multiple intelligences of their students as they find unique and creative ways to engage them in the learning process and foster the desire in them to delve deeper into the subject matter or find new areas of interest.
Each school day is fresh and exciting, students enjoy learning, and basic subject matter becomes enticing and readily achievable. On any given day, handmade projects are being shared, students are presenting book reports in costumes that represent main characters, and others are singing a song to learn facts or reinforce skills - all activities that personalize instruction.