Lower Elementary (grades 1 through 3) is an exciting time as children begin to become competent readers, avid geographers, expressive writers and budding mathematicians.
The Lower Elementary Program stresses basic skills in arithmetic and language, but children are encouraged to use these tools to extend and enrich their learning, and to explore subjects of their own interest at greater depth.
Concrete materials, similar to those used in the Primary classrooms, are used to teach math and grammar, but other materials are drawn from real life to teach geography, world cultures, science, and human experience. In third grade, students put on a curriculum celebration with oral and visual presentations that highlight work done during the year. Lower Elementary takes numerous field trips to support their studies of science, geography, and history. The third grade takes two overnight trips during the year.