Lower School Academic Intentionality
Our curriculum is intentionally designed to encourage the right level of challenge for each student. A priority for each teacher is building a warm and caring classroom community where students feel safe and secure.
Small Class Sizes
Small classes allow each student to be known as a unique individual and enable our teachers to nurture each student’s academic, social, spiritual, and emotional needs.
The Foundation of Arithmetic
Our math program is incremental and spiral. Concepts are broken down into manageable pieces and incorporated into each subsequent lesson allowing for ongoing review. Students master facts in the four basic operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. They do this first with whole numbers, then apply these operations to fractions, decimals and percents. Application is taught through word problems, thus assuring understanding and practical usage. Once fluent in these skills, the students are then ready to apply them to the conceptual topics of mathematics.
Hands On Science
From observation to exploration to engaging the scientific method, students develop a sense of wonder of the world God has created and the magnificence of the Creator. They then refine discovery, analysis, and research skills. The annual Science Fair is a culmination event for the entire community, where students display and present their scientific discoveries. Students demonstrate their ability to use the scientific method, presenting the results of their science experiments in a research report and visual display.
Learning Latin helps students better understand English vocabulary and complex grammatical concepts. Latin also improves analytical and problem solving skills and exposes students to culture and linguistic history. Students in all grades receive Latin instruction which provides an excellent foundation for future language acquisition.
Field trips give students an amazing opportunity to experience hands-on learning. Each adventure provides a valuable connection between classroom and real world experiences. Field trips are integral to the overall curricular plan to help students directly apply their learning in a variety of settings.
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