In the Lower School, students are building on everything they’ve learned. At this age, they are more self aware and beginning to connect the dots. With newfound confidence, they’re ready to expand their abilities and cover more ground. Our teachers are ready with more challenging material. The topics might be a bit more complex, but students still use their hands and minds and curiosity to get to the heart of the subject matter. As they become more independent, students are more active participants in what and how they learn, and how they can best showcase what they have learned. Just watch as their promise grows!
Music, art and drama are wonderful outlets for improving reasoning and expressing feelings. Our students explore creativity through painting, drawing, fiber art, architecture, spatial relations, creative expression, color, pattern, shapes, rhythm, singing, musical notation, performance, playing instruments, and much more.
Students at all levels dive into the Spanish language—and it's much more than reading conjugation, and conversation. Students incorporate Spanish into many assignments and projects across the curriculum, drawing pictures to show comprehension, singing and dancing, decorating masks, celebrating cultural holidays, making videos, and labeling objects.
"Kids are taking risks," says Lower School Math Specialist Kathleen House. "They are trying problems that seem way out of their league."
Lower School Counselor Catherine Schuhmacher offers some insight on how to help fearful children deal with what spooks them.