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Wildcat Community

Our Episcopal Identity

School Worship

Creative, inclusive, and drawing fully upon the liturgical resources of The Episcopal Church, worship is a regular part of school life for all faculty and students.

Community Life

Reflection, prayer, and matters of the spirit are honored and cultivated and the physical, mental, and emotional health of all are supported and nurtured.

Religious Study

Meaningful, academically substantive, and age-appropriate; and in teaching the Christian tradition, fosters dialogue with other faith traditions.

Social Justice

Equity, justice, and a just society throughout the life of the school; the embracing and honoring of diversity; and the inclusion of community service and service learning into the life of the school.

Lower School Resources

Please contact Mary Jane Briggs, Lower School Director of Admission, at (501) 978.4404 for more information about scheduling a visit to our Lower School.

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Grades K-5

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!

Curriculum Areas

Global Awareness

Our world is simultaneously expanding and shrinking. Our students consider the big picture when they study maps, cultures, geography, history, governments, and laws (our own and others), learning to see the connections that make up our world.

Communication

In a world where the ability to share ideas is crucial, communication is one of the most important fundamentals of our curriculum. Students master the English Language Arts, including listening and speaking, researching and reporting, as well as reading and writing.

Science and Math

Those who can think and reason with the tools of science and math will solve some of our world’s most pressing problems. Our students observe, explore, test, and analyze the physical and natural world. They study the human body, mathematics, and the environment.

Creativity

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.

Fitness and Play

There is a joyful spirit in movement. Whether it’s making up a new game with friends or competing on a team, students gain coordination, muscle development, discipline, and healthy habits for a lifetime.

Spanish

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.

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