Dear Lower School Parents,
The Lower School program is an academically rigorous program, rich in content and committed to the learning process.The children are exposed to a balanced literacy program which includes reading, writing, speaking and listening. The mathematics program is sequential and progressive, continually building on concepts previously taught and knowledge gained. In both language arts and math, children are continually assessed, which ultimately drives the instruction. Keeping in mind the important benchmarks of childhood development, the learning environment combines enrichment and support to meet the individual and ever-changing needs of students.
The Lower School Program is committed to the development of the whole student; consequently, special area classes broaden the learning opportunities for all Lower School students. These classes include physical educational, art, technology, library, music and World Language.
Learning experiences develop each child’s potential and promote a belief that he or she can make a difference in today’s society. Students are encouraged to ask questions, formulate solutions and experiment with new ideas. Through these experiences, children learn how to interact positively with each other as well as with adults. They learn how to formulate goals for themselves and then evaluate their progress on those goals.
Dr. Donna Norkeliunas
Head of Lower School