Our Lower School curriculum provides an enriching education for the whole child, nurturing the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth of every student.
The curriculum draws on the developmental theories of Jean Piaget, Vygotsky's understanding of the social construction of knowledge, and Howard Gardner's insights on multiple intelligences.
Reading, Writing, and Mathematics
Small groups of approximately ten students and one teacher work intensively to build a strong foundation in the skills of verbal and quantitative literacy key to future learning.
Depth, Breadth, and Richness
The curriculum spans and often integrates substantive experiences within science, social studies, Spanish, technology, physical education, creative movement, art, and music.
Teachers take care in shaping instructional approaches to recognize each child's strengths and needs, offering added enrichment, challenge, or support as appropriate.
Social and Emotional Learning
Equally as important as academic learning needs, our rigorous social and emotional curriculum guides children to work with and support one another, develop peaceful conflict resolution skills, and make use of mindfulness-based practices.